Examples of ascent in a sentence
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>
Origin and Etymology of ascent
irregular from ascend
First Known Use: circa 1596
ASCENT Defined for Kids
Definition of ascent for Students
1 : the act of rising or climbing upward <The hikers began their ascent of the mountain.>
2 : the act of rising to a higher or more powerful position
3 : an upward slope or path
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