Definition of ascension
: the act or process of ascending
Examples of ascension in a Sentence
The play tells of his ascension to the presidency.
the ascension of women in society
Recent Examples of ascension from the Web
The festival also includes a hamburger eating contest, a giant 70-pound cheeseburger and a nighttime hot air balloon ascension.
Garland’s ascension to the court might have reduced Kennedy’s sway.
Publications from Frank Leslie’s Weekly to Harper’s Weekly made a full-page woodcut of the Brady portrait to illustrate Lincoln’s ascension as his party’s nominee.
Huffington’s ascension is, of course a media strategy.
Ever since Pacquiao’s ascension as one of the sport’s top fighters 15 years ago, HBO became the signature platform that televised his fights.
The Associated Press reported that the warm ties forged between Riyadh and the Trump administration may have helped accelerate Prince Mohammed bin Salman's ascension as crown prince.
The warm ties forged between Riyadh and Washington under the Trump administration may have helped accelerate Mohammed bin Salman’s ascension as crown prince.
On June 20, a Democratic and Republican candidate will square off in a Deep South state in a special U.S. House election produced by the ascension to the Trump cabinet of an incumbent who won his previous race by over 20 points.
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Origin and Etymology of ascension
Middle English, from Latin ascension-, ascensio, from ascendere
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Definition of Ascension
isolated island in the South Atlantic belonging to the British colony of Saint Helena area 34 square miles (88 square kilometers), population 1400
ASCENSION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ascension for English Language Learners
: the act of rising or ascending; especially : the act of moving to a higher or more powerful position
the Ascension : the Christian holiday that celebrates Jesus Christ's journey to heaven after his death
Definition of Ascension for English Language Learners
: British island in the Atlantic Ocean
ASCENSION Defined for Kids
Definition of ascension for Students
: the act or process of moving or rising up especially to a higher or more powerful position ascension to the throne
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