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Ascent

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CIDE DICTIONARY

Ascent,  [Formed like descent, as if from a F. ascente, fr. a verb ascendre, fr. L. ascendere. See Ascend, Descent.].
  •  The act of rising; motion upward; rise; a mounting upward; as, he made a tedious ascent; the ascent of vapors from the earth.  [1913 Webster]
    "To him with swift ascent he up returned."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The way or means by which one ascends.  [1913 Webster]
  •  An eminence, hill, or high place.  Addison.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The degree of elevation of an object, or the angle it makes with a horizontal line; inclination; rising grade; as, a road has an ascent of five degrees.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Ascent, n.
1 the act or an instance of ascending.
2 a an upward movement or rise. b advancement or progress (the ascent of man).
3 a way by which one may ascend; an upward slope.

Etymology
ASCEND, after descent

THESAURUS

Ascent

Brownian movement, Great Leap Forward, abruptness, access, accession, acclivity, accretion, accrual, accruement, accumulation, addition, advance, advancement, aggrandizement, airiness, amelioration, amendment, amplification, angular motion, apotheosis, appreciation, ascending, ascension, assumption, augmentation, axial motion, backflowing, backing, backward motion, ballooning, beatification, bettering, betterment, bloating, boom, boost, broadening, bubbliness, buildup, buoyancy, canonization, career, climb, climbing, course, crescendo, current, daintiness, deification, delicacy, descending, descent, development, downiness, downward motion, drift, driftage, ebbing, edema, elevation, enhancement, enlargement, enrichment, enshrinement, erection, escalation, ethereality, eugenics, euthenics, exaltation, expansion, extension, flight, floatability, flood, flow, fluffiness, flux, foaminess, forward motion, frothiness, furtherance, gain, gentleness, gossameriness, greatening, growth, gush, headway, height, hike, improvement, increase, increment, inflation, jump, lack of weight, leap, levitation, levity, lift, lifting, lightness, melioration, mend, mending, mounting, multiplication, oblique motion, ongoing, onrush, passage, pickup, plunging, precipitousness, preferment, productiveness, progress, progression, proliferation, promotion, radial motion, raise, raising, random motion, rearing, recovery, reflowing, refluence, reflux, regression, restoration, retrogression, revival, rise, rising, rising ground, run, rush, set, sideward motion, sinking, snowballing, soaring, softness, spread, steepness, sternway, stream, subsiding, surge, sursum corda, swelling, tenderness, traject, trajet, trend, tumescence, unheaviness, up, upbeat, upbuoying, upcast, upclimb, upgo, upgrade, upheaval, uphill, uplift, uplifting, upping, uprearing, uprise, uprising, upsurge, upswing, upthrow, upthrust, uptrend, upturn, upward mobility, upward motion, verticalness, vise, volatility, waxing, weightlessness, widening, yeastiness

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Ascent

Improvement

N improvement, amelioration, melioration, betterment, mend, amendment, emendation, mending, advancement, advance, ascent, promotion, preferment, elevation, increase, cultivation, civilization, culture, march of intellect, menticulture, race-culture, eugenics, reform, reformation, revision, radical reform, second thoughts, correction, limoe labor, refinement, elaboration, purification, oxidation, repair, recovery, revise, new edition, reformer, radical, improving, progressive, improved, better, better off, better for, all the better for, better advised, reformatory, emendatory, reparatory, remedial, corrigible, improvable, accultural, on consideration, on reconsideration, on second thoughts, on better advice, ad melius inquirendum, urbent latericiam invenit marmoream reliquit.

Increase

N increase, augmentation, enlargement, extension, dilatation, increment, accretion, accession, development, growth, aggrandizement, aggravation, rise, ascent, exaggeration exacerbation, spread, flood tide, gain, produce, product, profit, increased, on the increase, undiminished, additional, crescendo, vires acquirit eundo.

Repute

N repute, distinction, mark, name, figure, repute, reputation, good repute, high repute, note, notability, notoriety, eclat, the bubble reputation, vogue, celebrity, fame, famousness, renown, popularity, aura popularis, approbation, credit, succes d'estime, prestige, talk of the town, name to conjure with, glory, honor, luster, illustriousness, account, regard, respect, reputableness, respectability, good name, good report, fair name, dignity, stateliness, solemnity, grandeur, splendor, nobility, majesty, sublimity, rank, standing, brevet rank, precedence, pas, station, place, status, position, position in society, order, degree, baccalaureate, locus standi, caste, condition, greatness, eminence, height, importance, preeminence, supereminence, high mightiness, primacy, top of the ladder, top of the tree, elevation, ascent, superaltation, exaltation, dignification, aggrandizement, dedication, consecration, enthronement, canonization, celebration, enshrinement, glorification, hero, man of mark, great card, celebrity, worthy, lion, rara avis, notability, somebody, classman, man of rank, pillar of the state, pillar of the church, pillar of the community, chief, first fiddle, cynosure, mirror, flower, pink, pearl, paragon, choice and master spirits of the age, elite, star, sun, constellation, galaxy, ornament, honor, feather in one's cap, halo, aureole, nimbus, halo of glory, blaze of glory, blushing honors, laurels, memory, posthumous fame, niche in the temple of fame, immortality, immortal name, magni nominis umbra, distinguished, distingue, noted, of note, honored, popular, fashionable, in good odor in, favor, in high favor, reputable, respectable, creditable, remarkable, notable, notorious, celebrated, renowned, ion every one's mouth, talked of, famous, famed, far-famed, conspicuous, to the front, foremost, in the front rank, in the ascendant, imperishable, deathless, immortal, never fading, aere perennius, time honored, illustrious, glorious, splendid, brilliant, radiant, bright, full-blown, honorific, eminent, prominent, high, in the zenith, at the head of, at the top of the tree, peerless, of the first water, superior, supereminent, preeminent, great, dignified, proud, noble, honorable, worshipful, lordly, grand, stately, august, princely, imposing, solemn, transcendent, majestic, sacred, sublime, heaven- born, heroic, sans peur et sans reproche, sacrosanct, Int, hail!, all hail!, ave!, viva!, vive!, long life to!, banzai!, glory be to, honor be to?, one's name being in every mouth, one's name living for ever, sic itur ad astra, fama volat, aut Caesar aut nullus, not to know him argues oneself unknown, none but himself could be his parallel, palmam qui meruit ferat, above all Greek above all Roman fame, cineri gloria sera est, great is the glory for the strife is hard, honor virtutis praemium, immensum gloria calcar habet, the glory dies not and the grief is past, vivit post funera virtus.

Obliquity

N obliquity, inclination, slope, slant, crookedness, slopeness, leaning, bevel, tilt, bias, list, twist, swag, cant, lurch, distortion, bend, tower of Pisa, acclivity, rise, ascent, gradient, khudd, rising ground, hill, bank, declivity, downhill, dip, fall, devexity, gentle slope, rapid slope, easy ascent, easy descent, shelving beach, talus, monagne Russe, facilis descensus averni.

Ascent

N ascent, ascension, rising, acclivity, hill, flight of steps, flight of stairs, ladder rocket, lark, sky rocket, sky lark, Alpine Club, rising, scandent, buoyant, supernatant, superfluitant, excelsior, uphill.


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