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ascent

Roget category 305

2. Words relating to space
2.4. Motion
›› 2.4.4. Motion with reference to direction

#305. [Motion upwards] Ascent

noun

ascent, ascensionrising etc. 309acclivity, hill etc. 217flight of steps, flight of stairsladder rocket, larksky rocket, sky larkAlpine Club.

verb

ascend, rise, mount, arise, uprisego up, get up, work one's way up, start upshoot up, go into orbitfloat upbubble upaspire.
climb, clamber, ramp, scramble, escalade, surmountshin, shinny, shinneyscale, scale the heights.
[cause to go up] raise, elevate etc. 307.
go aloft, fly alofttower, soar, take offspring up, pop up, jump up, catapult upwards, explode upwardshover, spire, plane, swim, float, surgeleap etc. 309.

adjective

rising etc. v.. scandent, buoyantsupernatant, superfluitantexcelsior.

adverb

uphill.



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