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ascent

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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

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2 an upward slope
  • we'd reached the final ascent of the trail to the summit

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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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The first known use of ascent was in 1581

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“Ascent.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/ascent. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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