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ascendent  adj.  
Tending or directed upward.
Synonyms: ascendant, ascensive. "rooted and ascendant strength like that of foliage."
Having the most important influence.
Synonyms: ascendant, dominating, prestigious.

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"Ascendent" Quotes from Famous Books

... was a doctor of phisike; In al the world, was thar non hym lyk To speke of physik and of surgerye, For he wos groundit in astronomie. He kept his pacient a ful gret del In hourys by his magyk naturel; Wel couth he fortunen the ascendent Of his ...
— Three Thousand Years of Mental Healing • George Barton Cutten

... Institution indeed fell flat, and Cosmo Versal's star reigned in the ascendent. He pushed his preparations with amazing speed, and not only politics, but even the war that had just broken out in South America was swallowed up in the newspapers by endless descriptions of the mysterious proceedings at Mineola. Cosmo still found time every day to write articles ...
— The Second Deluge • Garrett P. Serviss

Words linked to "Ascendent" :   forebear, relation, progenitor, ascendence, foremother, ascensive, dominant, antecedent, ancestress, father, dominance, primogenitor, ascending, descendant

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