ascent ascent  /ə ˈsɛnt/


  1. (n) an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
  2. (n) a movement upward
  3. (n) the act of changing location in an upward direction



  1. That ascent, and Messner's subsequent conquest of the world's 13 other peaks of 8,000 m or more, set the gold standard for mountaineering.
  2. Chinese diplomats insist their homeland's ascent shouldn't threaten the rest of the world.
  3. Slim, the son of Lebanese Christian immigrants, started his financial ascent by forming his own brokerage firm when he was in his early 20s.


  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


  1. "The great issues have come in our history . . . through little parties that never won any national election," Nader said. "Dissent is the mother of ascent. And in that context, I have decided to run for president."
    on Feb 24, 2008 By: Ralph Nader Source: Boston Globe (registration)

  2. "There is no question that the first ascent of Mount Everest occurred in 1953. You have to get to the top and then return safe and sound," Anker said. "The possibility is there and they had the skills they could have done it. But if they had...
    on Jun 20, 2007 By: Conrad Anker Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. Brundtland said "none of us should be asking developing countries to slow down their ascent to prosperity," emphasizing that the fight against climate change must go hand-in-hand with the fight against poverty.
    on May 9, 2007 By: Gro Harlem Brundtland Source: Washington Post

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