in the ascendant
Definition of in the ascendant
: becoming more powerful : gaining more power The President's party is no longer in the ascendant.
Word by Word Definitions
: the point of the ecliptic or degree of the zodiac that rises above the eastern horizon at any moment
: a state or position of dominant power or importance
: a lineal or collateral relative in the ascending line
: moving upward : rising
: directed upward
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