Ascendance



the state of being in the ; governing or controlling influence; domination.
Contemporary Examples

And he came back with a vengeance: his arguably greatest triumphs, including the ascendance of Fox News, were still to come.
Can Murdoch Salvage His Legacy? Joanne Lipman July 13, 2011

Not that this bigotry was an obstacle to his ascendance in the Republican Party.
The Crazy Ted Cruz-Jesse Helms Connection Jamelle Bouie September 11, 2013

But Scott, in taking the parlance of the street to the SportsCenter desk, helped affirm its ascendance.
Remembering ESPN’s Sly, Cocky, and Cool Anchor Stuart Scott Stereo Williams January 3, 2015

Ironically, the ascendance has been so complete that much of the remaining stereotyping exists among South Asians themselves.
The Raj Trial and Wall Street’s South Asian Elite Gary Weiss April 20, 2011

This election cycle saw the ascendance of the second “once-in-a-generation” political talent in our generation.
‘Return to the War Room’ Reminded Me How I Learned to Beat Republicans Mark Katz October 13, 2008

The election of Emanuel, in other words, could be tantamount to the ascendance of a third Daley.
Rahm vs. the Left Adam Doster October 4, 2010

Historical Examples

Now, had peace been maintained all this was impossible; moreover the ascendance of the party was compromised.
The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 3 (of 6) Hippolyte A. Taine

With meritocracy in the ascendance, aristocracy was in descent.
After the Rain Sam Vaknin

You only could have corrected my errours; you, by your ascendance over my feelings, might have refined them into virtues.
The Wanderer (Volume 1 of 5) Fanny Burney

noun
the condition of being dominant, esp through superior economic or political power
n.

1742, from ascend + -ance. Properly “the act of ascending,” but used from the start in English as a synonym of ascendancy.
n.

1712; see ascendant + -cy.

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