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ascent

the act or process of moving upward: The plane made a rapid ascent.
Not to be confused with:
assent – to express agreement as to a plan; concur; consent: She nodded her assent.
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as·cent

 (ə-sĕnt′)
n.
1. The act or process of rising or going upward.
2. An advancement, especially in social status.
3. An upward slope or incline.
4. A going back in time or upward in genealogical succession.

[From ascend, on the model of descent.]
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ascent

(əˈsɛnt)
n
1. the act of ascending; climb or upward movement: the ascent of hot gases.
2. an upward slope; incline or gradient
3. movement back through time, as in tracing of earlier generations (esp in the phrase line of ascent)
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as•cent

(əˈsɛnt)

n.
1. the act of ascending; a rising or climbing movement.
2. movement upward from a lower to a higher state, degree, grade, or status; advancement.
3. a way or means of ascending; upward slope; acclivity.
4. the degree of inclination; gradient: a steep ascent.
5. a movement or return toward a source or beginning.
[1590–1600; derivative of ascend, on the model of descent]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ascent - an upward slope or grade (as in a road)ascent - an upward slope or grade (as in a road); "the car couldn't make it up the rise"
incline, slope, side - an elevated geological formation; "he climbed the steep slope"; "the house was built on the side of a mountain"
uphill - the upward slope of a hill
declivity, downslope, declination, declension, fall, decline, descent - a downward slope or bend
2.ascent - a movement upwardascent - a movement upward; "they cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon"
change of location, travel - a movement through space that changes the location of something
climbing, mounting, climb - an event that involves rising to a higher point (as in altitude or temperature or intensity etc.)
elevation, raising, lift - the event of something being raised upward; "an elevation of the temperature in the afternoon"; "a raising of the land resulting from volcanic activity"
heave, heaving - an upward movement (especially a rhythmical rising and falling); "the heaving of waves on a rough sea"
liftoff - the initial ascent of a rocket from its launching pad
rapid climb, rapid growth, zoom - a rapid rise
takeoff - the initial ascent of an airplane as it becomes airborne
uplift, upthrow, upthrust, upheaval - (geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mountain building)
uplifting - the rise of something; "the uplifting of the clouds revealed the blue of a summer sky"
3.ascent - the act of changing location in an upward directionascent - the act of changing location in an upward direction
movement, move, motion - the act of changing location from one place to another; "police controlled the motion of the crowd"; "the movement of people from the farms to the cities"; "his move put him directly in my path"
levitation - the act of raising (a body) from the ground by presumably spiritualistic means
heave, heaving - the act of lifting something with great effort
mount, climb - the act of climbing something; "it was a difficult climb to the top"
soar, zoom - the act of rising upward into the air
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ascent

noun
1. climbing, scaling, mounting, climb, clambering, ascending, ascension He led the first ascent of K2.
2. upward slope, rise, incline, ramp, gradient, rising ground, acclivity It was a tough course over a gradual ascent.
3. rise, rising, climb, ascension, upward movement He pressed the button and the elevator began its slow ascent.
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ascent

noun
1. The act of rising or moving upward:
2. The act of moving upward on or along:
3. An upward slope:
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Translations
صُعود، تَسَلُّـقمُنْحَدَر إلى أعْلى
svahvýstup
bestigningopstigningstigning
megmászás
brekka upp í mótiuppganga

ascent

[əˈsent] N
1. (= climb, way up) → subida f; (in plane) → ascenso m
2. (= slope) → pendiente f, cuesta f
3. (fig) → ascenso m
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ascent

[əˈsɛnt] n
(= climb) → ascension f
The final ascent took only half an hour → La dernière partie de l'ascension n'a pris qu'une demi-heure.
(= slope)
John toiled up the dusty ascent → John gravit péniblement la pente poussiéreuse.
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ascent

nAufstieg m; the ascent of Ben Nevisder Aufstieg auf den Ben Nevis; it was his first ascent in an aeroplaneer ist das erste Mal in einem Flugzeug geflogen
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ascent

[əˈsɛnt] n (of mountain) → ascensione f, scalata; (in plane) → salita
we made a rapid ascent to our cruising altitude → siamo saliti rapidamente fino alla quota di crociera
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ascend

(əˈsend) verb
to climb, go, or rise up. The smoke ascended into the air.
aˈscendancy/aˈscendency noun
control or power (over). They have the ascendancy over the other political groups.
aˈscent (-t) noun
1. the act of climbing or going up. The ascent of Mount Everest.
2. a slope upwards. a steep ascent.
ascend the throne
to be crowned king or queen.
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References in classic literature ?
"My means of ascent and descent consist simply in dilating or contracting the gas that is in the balloon by the application of different temperatures, and here is the method of obtaining that result.
It prompted the matron to say that she would walk a little way--as far as to the point where the acclivity from the valley began its first steep ascent to the outer world.
When we began that ascent, we could see a microscopic chalet perched away up against heaven on what seemed to be the highest mountain near us.
He saw how many knights had broken their necks in vain, but undaunted he approached the steep mountain on foot and began the ascent.
There was no accumulation of fallen debris, forming a more or less rough ascent to them, as is the case with nearly all other cliffs I have ever seen.
But there was no other way and with a shrug, which I must admit was half shudder, I stepped to the window's outer sill and began my perilous ascent.
Now Nietzsche believed that the first or the noble-morality conduced to an ascent in the line of life; because it was creative and active.
``The castle is large, the outer walls standing on a pleasant ascent from the river, but much overtopt by a high hill, on which the town stands, situated at the head of a rich and magnificent vale, formed by an amphitheatre of woody hills, in which flows the gentle Don.
According to his account, my unfortunate Ancestor, being afflicted with rheumatism, and in the act of being felt by a Polygon, by one sudden start accidentally transfixed the Great Man through the diagonal; and thereby, partly in consequence of his long imprisonment and degradation, and partly because of the moral shock which pervaded the whole of my Ancestor's relations, threw back our family a degree and a half in their ascent towards better things.
The crags above us were not merely perpendicular, but curved outwards at the top, so that ascent was out of the question.
I am no hero--I was fully aware of the danger to which I was exposing myself; and yet I protest that I caught myself laughing under my breath, with the most outrageous inconsistency, at the instant when I began the ascent of the trellis-work.
To check this ascent, the only recourse is, (or rather was, until Mr.