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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; rise.
They made their ascent of the mountain on the east side.The pilot made a steep ascent over the clouds.
 
synonyms:
ascension, climb
antonyms:
descent, fall
similar words:
climbing, mounting, rise, rising, soaring
definition 2: an upward path or incline.
The explorers found a new ascent to the top of the ridge.
synonyms:
acclivity, upgrade, uprise
antonyms:
descent
similar words:
climb, elevation, grade, gradient, hill, incline, rise, slope
definition 3: a rise in power or status.
synonyms:
rise
antonyms:
descent
similar words:
advancement, elevation, progress, promotion
definition 4: a movement back towards one's origins or up from one's origins.
This chart shows the line of ascent from me to my ancestors.
similar words:
ancestry, descent, lineage
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