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1ascendantˈsɛndənt/noun
1ascendant
ˈsɛndənt/
noun
Learner's definition of ASCENDANT  

in the ascendant

formal
: becoming more powerful : gaining more power
2ascendantˈsɛndənt/adjective
2ascendant
ˈsɛndənt/
adjective
Learner's definition of ASCENDANT  
[more ascendant; most ascendant]formal
: becoming more popular or successful
: more powerful or important than any other
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