Synonyms and Antonyms of ascent

  1. 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 Synonyms ascension, climb, rise, rising, soar Related Words boost, hike, increase, raise; blastoff, elevation, hoist, levitation, liftoff, raising, takeoff; heave, thrust, upheaval, uplifting, upraising, upsurge, upsweep, upswing, upthrust, uptrend, upturn, upwelling Near Antonyms plop, plummeting, sinking; decline, decrease, down; comedown, downfall, downgrade Antonyms descent, dip, dive, drop, fall, nosedive, plunge

  2. 2 an upward slope we'd reached the final ascent of the trail to the summit Synonyms acclivity, hill, rise, upgrade, uphill, uprise Related Words cant, diagonal, glacis, grade, gradient, inclination, incline, lean, pitch, rake, tilt; climb, hump, mound, ridge, swell Near Antonyms basin, depression, hollow Antonyms declension, decline, declivity, descent, dip, downgrade, downhill, drop-off, fall, hang, hanging

  3. 3 a raising or a state of being raised to a higher rank or position his long, gradual ascent into the ranks of management Synonyms advancement, creation, elevation, preference, preferment, promotion, rise, upgrade, upgradingRelated Words aggrandizement, ennoblement, exaltation, glorification, magnificationNear Antonyms deposition, dethronement, discharge, dismissal, expulsion, impeachment, ouster, overthrow, removal, suspension, unmaking, unseating; downfall, fallAntonyms abasement, comedown, degradation, demotion, disrating, downgrade, reduction

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contemplative of or relative to the past

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