Ascent - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈsent|  American pronunciation of the word ascent
Brit.  |əˈsɛnt|  British pronunciation of the word ascent


- an upward slope or grade (as in a road) (syn: acclivity, climb, raise, rise, upgrade)
- a movement upward (syn: ascension, rise, rising)
- the act of changing location in an upward direction (syn: ascending, ascension, rise)


They followed a steep ascent to the top of the hill.

...our plane broke through some heavy low clouds during its ascent and leveled off once we were above them...

He had effected an ascent in a balloon at Edinburgh.

the President's ascent to power

A tribute to tenacity, the free ascent of Trango Tower was the fulfillment of a cowboy climber's dream.

They gradually obliqued from the direct ascent.

conserve your energy for the ascent to the summit

Word forms

singular: ascent
plural: ascents
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