ascent vs assent : Common Errors in English

About ascent vs assent

“Assent” is a verb meaning “agreement,” “consent.” “Ascent” is a noun meaning “climb.” When you get people to agree with you, you gain their assent. When you climb a mountain, you make an ascent.

ascent Meaning(s)

  • (n) an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
  • (n) a movement upward
  • (n) the act of changing location in an upward direction

assent Meaning(s)

  • (n) agreement with a statement or proposal to do something
  • (v) to agree or express agreement

ascent in News

  1. IU baseball seniors set standard on and off the field

    But the leadership of its four seniors — Michael Basil, Justin Cureton, Walker Stadler and Trace Knoblauch — has been integral in IU baseball’s historic ascent to its first College World Series appearance.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Indiana Daily Student

  2. Dear Business Owner: Tweet or Die

    When customers took to social media, calling a start-up's product ugly, the company went with it--inadvertently fueling a meteoric ascent. Twitter and LinkedIn "are the two greatest management tools that have come along since the invention of e-mail," declared Gregory Shove, the founder and CEO of SocialChorus, speaking to a packed session entitled "Leadership in a Digital Age" at this year’s ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Inc Magazine

  3. Actuate Joins Panel Showcasing Successful Big Data Deployments Along With Nemertes, Ascent Ventures, McKinsey ...

    Actuate Corporation , The BIRT Company™ – delivering more insights to more people than all BI companies combined, today announced they will participate at the E2 Conference next week as part of the panel discussion, “Patterned Response: Case Studies in Successful Big Data Deployments” along with panelists from Nemertes Research, Ascent Ventures, and McKinsey & Company.
    on June 10, 2013 Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

assent in News

  1. Statement by the Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), Welcoming Royal Assent of Bill S-209, An Act to ...

    OTTAWA, June 20, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), today issued the following statement welcoming Royal Assent of Bill S-209, which will bring changes to the Criminal Code ...
    on June 21, 2013 Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Government of Canada Welcomes Royal Assent of the Supply Bills for 2013-14 Main Estimates and Supplementary Estimates ...

    The Honourable Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board, today welcomed Royal Assent of the Supply Bills for the 2013-14 Main Estimates and the Supplementary Estimates , 2013-14 .
    on June 20, 2013 Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Harper Government Delivers Results to Aboriginal People and All Canadians

    Today, the Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, welcomed Royal Assent of four key pieces of legislation that clearly demonstrate the Harper Government's ...
    on June 20, 2013 Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

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