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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


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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