Student Thesaurus

One entry found for ascent.
Entry Word: ascent
Function: noun
Text: 1 the act or an instance of rising or climbing up <our plane broke through some heavy low clouds during its ascent and leveled off once we were above them>
Synonyms ascension, climb, rise, rising, soar
Related Words boost, hike, increase, raise; elevation, levitation, lift-off, raising, takeoff; heave, upheaval, uplifting, upraising, upsurge, upsweep, upswing, uptrend, upturn, upwelling
Near Antonyms dive, nosedive, plop, plummeting, plunge, sinking; decline, decrease
Antonyms descent, dip, drop, fall
2 an upward slope <we'd reached the final ascent of the trail to the summit>
Synonyms rise, upgrade
Related Words grade, incline; climb, hump, mound, ridge, swell
Near Antonyms basin, depression, hollow
Antonyms declension, decline, declivity, descent, downgrade
3 a raising or a state of being raised to a higher rank or position <his long, gradual ascent into the ranks of management> -- see ADVANCEMENT 1