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English noun: ascent

1. ascent (object) an upward slope or grade (as in a road)


SamplesThe car couldn't make it up the rise.


Synonymsacclivity, climb, raise, rise, upgrade


Broader (hypernym)incline, side, slope


Narrower (hyponym)uphill


Antonymsdeclivity, downslope, declination, declension, decline, fall, descent

2. ascent (event) a movement upward


SamplesThey cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon.


Synonymsascension, rise, rising


Broader (hypernym)change of location, travel


Narrower (hyponym)climb, climbing, elevation, heave, heaving, lift, liftoff, mounting, raising, rapid climb, rapid growth, takeoff, upheaval, uplift, uplifting, upthrow, upthrust, zoom


Antonymsfall

3. ascent (act) the act of changing location in an upward direction


Synonymsascending, ascension, rise


Broader (hypernym)motion, move, movement


Narrower (hyponym)climb, heave, heaving, levitation, mount, soar, zoom









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