ascent noun

1 act of climbing/moving up

ADJ. gradual, slow

VERB + ASCENT make The climbers made their ascent of the mountain without oxygen.

PREP. ~ from the ascent from the valley | ~ to their ascent to the summit

2 upward path/slope

ADJ. steep | long

VERB + ASCENT climb climbing the steep ascent on to the plateau | to a steep ascent to the village

3 becoming more important or powerful

ADJ. rapid | gradual | ~ to her rapid ascent to power