how to pronounce ascendant


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ascendant is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of ascendant in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… 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.

ascendant frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word ascendant occurs in english on average 0.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics ascendant can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that ascendant can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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