1 tending or directed upward; "rooted and ascendant strength like that of foliage"- John Ruskin [syn: ascendant, ascensive]
2 most powerful or important or influential; "the economically ascendant class"; "D-day is considered the dominating event of the war in Europe" [syn: ascendant, dominating]
1 position or state of being dominant or in control; "that idea was in the ascendant" [syn: ascendant]
2 someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent) [syn: ancestor, ascendant, antecedent, root] [ant: descendant]
- Upward in direction or proclivity.