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ascendancy

Pronunciation: /əˈsendənsi/
ascendency

Translation of ascendancy in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • [formal] ascendiente (masculine) [formal] the Protestant ascendancy la supremacía protestante to have the ascendancy over sb/sth tener* or ejercer* ascendiente sobre algn/algo [formal]
    Example sentences
    • The ascendency of Hardwicke's position was aided by two factors in addition to Fortescue's retirement.
    • The problem of translation has become a moral question of linguistic ascendancy.
    • Following his downfall, the conservatives in economic and religious positions are in the ascendancy.

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