Synonyms and Antonyms of ascent
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.
boost, hike, increase, raise
blastoff, elevation, hoist, levitation, liftoff, raising, takeoff
heave, thrust, upheaval, uplifting, upraising, upsurge, upsweep, upswing, upthrust, uptrend, upturn, upwelling
an upward slope
- We'd reached the final ascent of the trail to the summit.
cant, diagonal, grade, gradient, inclination, incline, lean, pitch, rake, tilt
climb, hump, mound, ridge, swell
declension, decline, declivity, descent, dip, downgrade, downhill, drop-off, fall, hang, hanging
a raising or a state of being raised to a higher rank or position
- his long, gradual ascent into the ranks of management
deposition, dethronement, discharge, dismissal, expulsion, impeachment, ouster, overthrow, removal, suspension, unmaking, unseating