Word Meaning

The state that exists when one person or group has power over another

Part Of Speech:

Noun

Synonyms:

Dominance   Domination   Supremacy   Superiority   Predominance  

Antonyms:

Subordination  

Sentences

  • If you are interested in affecting public discourse, watch out - you may gain ascendency in certain circles, but you're just as likely to marginalize yourself instead.

  • In England, from the later middle ages, justices of the peace rose to ascendancy as county authorities, marginalizing sheriffs.

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