ascent


ascent

noun

Definition of ASCENT

1
the act or an instance of rising or climbing up <our plane broke through some heavy low clouds during its ascent and leveled off once we were above them>
2
an upward slope <we'd reached the final ascent of the trail to the summit>
Near Antonyms basin, depression, hollow
3
a raising or a state of being raised to a higher rank or position <his long, gradual ascent into the ranks of management>

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