What is another word for ascendency?

Pronunciation: [ɐsˈɛndənsi] (IPA)

Ascendency is a word used to describe a position of power or authority, but there are plenty of synonyms you can use to give your writing more variety and depth. Dominance is one option, which suggests a level of control or superiority. Supremacy carries a similar connotation and is often used in political or military contexts. Preeminence is another suitable choice, which emphasizes a sense of being the best or most important. Other options might include influence, sway, leverage, or control. Ultimately, the right synonym will depend on the context and tone of your writing, so be sure to choose one that fits the situation.

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What are the hypernyms for Ascendency?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for ascendency?

The word 'ascendency' means to have authority or control over another person, group, or situation. Its antonyms would be words such as inferiority, subservience, and weakness. These words imply that someone is subordinate or under the power of another individual or group. Other antonyms for ascendency include impotence, impotence, insignificance, weakness, and frailty. These words suggest a lack of strength or ability, and that the individual or group is unable to exert any control over their circumstance. As such, opposite terms to 'ascendency' denote a sense of vulnerability and being unable to influence or shape one's environment.

What are the antonyms for Ascendency?

Usage examples for Ascendency

The ascendency of du Maurier as a Punch artist was more than anything due to the fact that for his work in that paper he drew upon the sentiment of family life from the resources of his own experience.
"George Du Maurier, the Satirist of the Victorians"
T. Martin Wood
When finally the latter gains the ascendency, irregular discharges of motor nerve force still take place and find their expression in convulsions, which in man only exceptionally occur.
"On Snake-Poison: its Action and its Antidote"
A. Mueller
The British artillery replied and kept up a lively fire most of the time, and it appeared to have the ascendency.
"The Story of the "9th King's" in France"
Enos Herbert Glynne Roberts

Famous quotes with Ascendency

  • The Second Amendment reveals a profound principle of American government - the principle of civilian ascendency over the military.
    William Orville Douglas
  • It is the moral element contained in it that alone gives value and dignity to a religion, and only in so far as its teachings serve to stimulate and purify our moral aspirations does it deserve to retain its ascendency over mankind.
    Felix Adler
  • Aristocrats (among Hebrews and Greeks) often had harems that included women of common or even servile origin, as well as well-born aristocratic ladies. Normally, the successors would be chosen from the sons born by ladies; but on occasion those born by servile or common wives achieved the ascendency. In the latter case, tradition could dwell on the phenomenon as "worthy of saga."
    Cyrus H. Gordon
  • "There is not, and there never was on this earth, a work of human policy so well deserving of examination as the Roman Catholic Church. The history of that Church joins together the two great ages of human civilisation. No other institution is left standing which carries the mind back to the times when the smoke of sacrifice rose from the Pantheon, and when camelopards and tigers bounded in the Flavian amphitheatre. The proudest royal houses are but of yesterday, when compared with the line of the Supreme Pontiffs. That line we trace back in an unbroken series, from the Pope who crowned Napoleon in the nineteenth century to the Pope who crowned Pepin in the eighth; and far beyond the time of Pepin the august dynasty extends, till it is lost in the twilight of fable. The republic of Venice came next in antiquity. But the republic of Venice was modern when compared with the Papacy; and the republic of Venice is gone, and the Papacy remains. The Papacy remains, not in decay, not a mere antique, but full of life and youthful vigour. The Catholic Church is still sending forth to the farthest ends of the world missionaries as zealous as those who landed in Kent with Augustin, and still confronting hostile kings with the same spirit with which she confronted Attila. The number of her children is greater than in any former age. Her acquisitions in the New World have more than compensated for what she has lost in the Old. Her spiritual ascendency extends over the vast countries which lie between the plains of the Missouri and Cape Horn, countries which a century hence, may not improbably contain a population as large as that which now inhabits Europe. The members of her communion are certainly not fewer than a hundred and fifty millions; and it will be difficult to show that all other Christian sects united amount to a hundred and twenty millions. Nor do we see any sign which indicates that the term of her long dominion is approaching. She saw the commencement of all the governments and of all the ecclesiastical establishments that now exist in the world; and we feel no assurance that she is not destined to see the end of them all. She was great and respected before the Saxon had set foot on Britain, before the Frank had passed the Rhine, when Grecian eloquence still flourished at Antioch, when idols were still worshipped in the temple of Mecca. And she may still exist in undiminished vigour when some traveller from New Zealand shall, in the midst of a vast solitude, take his stand on a broken arch of London Bridge to sketch the ruins of St. Paul's."
    Thomas Babington Macaulay
  • They are unfettered by precedent in the administration of justice. Customs have been handed down by ages of repetition, but the punishment for ignoring a custom is a matter for individual treatment by a jury of the culprit’s peers, and I may say that justice seldom misses fire, but seems rather to rule in inverse ratio to the ascendency of law. In one respect at least the Martians are a happy people; they have no lawyers.
    Edgar Rice Burroughs

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