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Definition of Ascent

Ascent

  1. The act of rising; motion upward; rise; a mounting upward; as, he made a tedious ascent; the ascent of vapors from the earth.
  2. The way or means by which one ascends.
  3. An eminence, hill, or high place.
  4. 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.

Ascent Quotations

What I have been talking about for many years is opportunity conservatism, that every policy should focus like a laser on easing the means of ascent up the economic ladder.
Ted Cruz

Do not despise the bottom rungs in the ascent to greatness.
Publilius Syrus

The historic ascent of humanity, taken as a whole, may be summarized as a succession of victories of consciousness over blind forces - in nature, in society, in man himself.
Leon Trotsky

I at once commenced the ascent through a shower of arrows.
George Crook

When Seoul hosted the Games in 1988, it became a symbol of the Asian Tigers' ascent onto the world stage. In 1992, the Barcelona Olympics represented the unification of Europe. And when Rio plays host in 2016, it will reinforce the growing importance of Brazil and Latin America as a whole.
Eduardo Paes
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Ascent Translations

ascent in French is ascension
ascent in German is Besteigung {f}, Aufstieg {m}
ascent in Italian is ascensione, ascensione
ascent in Swedish is uppfart, bestigning
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