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“… liberalism is ascendant and the left is …”

meanings of ascendant


  1. An ancestor (antonym of descendant).
  2. A royal heir assuming (a place of power).
  3. The horoscope, or that degree of the ecliptic which rises above the horizon at the moment of one's birth; supposed to have a commanding influence on a person's life and fortune.
  4. Being in control; superiority, or commanding influence; ascendency.
  5. Ascent; height; elevation.


  1. Surpassing or controlling.
  2. Rising, moving upward.