ascendancy, ascendant
1. The preferred spellings are -ancy, -ant, although ascendency and ascendent are still sometimes found in print.
2. Have ascendancy over and be in the ascendant are the normal phrases, and refer to a position of power achieved, not of power being gained.

• Even when the Gestapo system was in the ascendant over much of Europe, …Churchill had faith that it would one day be possible to defeat Nazism altogether —BBC History, 2004.

Ascendant here means ‘supreme’ or ‘dominant’, not ‘ascending’.

Modern English usage. 2014.

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