Definition of ascent
- completed their ascent of the mountain
- followed the steep ascent to the top of the hill
- their ascent from the lower class to the middle class
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
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