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ascent

noun uk   us   /əˈsent/

ascent noun (CLIMB)

[C usually singular] the act of climbing or moving upwards: She made her first successful ascent of Everest last year. As the plane made its ascent, we saw thick smoke coming from one engine.

ascent noun (SLOPE)

[C] a slope, path, or road that goes up something: We struggled up the slippery ascent.

ascent noun (TO HIGHER POSITION)

[S] formal the fact of starting to become successful: His ascent to power was rapid and unexpected.
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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