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Rise to power   /raɪz tu pˈaʊər/   Listen
Rise to power

The act of attaining or gaining access to a new office or right or position (especially the throne).  Synonym: accession.

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"Rise to power" Quotes from Famous Books

... so remarkable as the sudden rise to power of the followers of Mohammed. An ill-taught, half-savage people, coming from an unknown part of Arabia, in a very few years they had become masters of Syria, Asia Minor, Persia, and Egypt, and presently extended their ...
— Peeps at Many Lands: Egypt • R. Talbot Kelly

... too, friend Ali," continued the lieutenant, laying his hand upon the young chief's shoulder. "I have often called the Malays a set of treacherous wretches, but I find that there are Malays and Malays. Sir, I hope some day that you may rise to power, as in you England will always have ...
— Middy and Ensign • G. Manville Fenn

... revolution in the old slave states also. The solid South was dissolved for the nonce and two-party governments made their re-entrance upon the stage of Southern affairs. There followed prompt repeal of the reactionary legislation hostile to the Negro, which had signalized the rise to power of the solid South and its one-party governments. The North received its share likewise of the gains incident to this revolution in the increase of its partisan strength in both branches of the National Legislature, ...
— The Ballotless Victim of One-Party Governments - The American Negro Academy, Occasional Papers No. 16 • Archibald H. Grimke

Words linked to "Rise to power" :   accession, attainment

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