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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A climbing or rising upward.

Usage examples (24)
  • Jose was looking forward to his ascent on Half Dome.
  • The troops had a very long, steep, and winding road, the ascent from the bed of the Kei to the tableland.
  • The final ascent from the southern side to the summit is peculiar, and unlike any other I have gone over.
  • Their ascent is sometimes rocky and abrupt, but often sufficiently gradual to admit cultivation to the summit. for more
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  • It's easy to hear a distinct "accent" (style of speech) when you "ascend" (go up) to the Appalachian mountains. Making an "ascent" is to make an upward movement, while "assent" means to agree.
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