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ascent

as·cent

ascent

 
pronunciation:
sent
features:
Homophone Note, Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of going up; climb; rise.
Our ascent of the mountain took four hours.
 
synonyms:
climb
antonyms:
descent, fall
similar words:
climbing, rise
definition 2: a way leading up; upward slope.
The explorers found a new ascent to the top of the ridge.
synonyms:
upgrade
antonyms:
descent
similar words:
climb, elevation, grade, hill, incline, rise, slope
Homophone Note
The words ascent and assent sound alike but have different meanings.
Word Parts
The word ascent contains the following part:
scen, scend Latin root that means climb