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ascent

noun
 
 
/əˈsent/
CLIMB [C] a movement or climb up something: his first ascent of the mountainMoving upwards
BECOMING SUCCESSFUL [no plural] a time when someone starts to become successful: The book describes his rapid ascent from truck driver to film star.Successful (things or people)
PATH UP [C] a path or road that goes up a hill or mountain: a steep ascentPedestrian routes
Translations of “ascent”
in Korean 올라감…
in Arabic صُعود…
in Portuguese subida…
in Catalan ascensió…
in Japanese 上昇, 登山, 昇進…
in Italian ascesa…
in Chinese (Traditional) 爬, 上升, 攀登…
in Russian подъем, продвижение…
in Turkish çıkış, yükseliş, tırmanış…
in Chinese (Simplified) 爬, 上升, 攀登…
in Polish wspinaczka, awans, wzniesienie…
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