1 act of ascending 上升; 升高
*the ascent of Mount Everest 登埃佛勒斯峰（即珠穆朗玛峰）
* Who was the first man to make an ascent in a balloon? 第一个乘气球升空的人是谁?
2 upward path or slope 上坡路; 爬坡
*The last part of the ascent is very steep. 最後一段上坡路很陡.
n [C usually singular]
the act of climbing something or moving upwards
≠ descent the first ascent of Everest [C usually singular]
a path or way up to the top of something, for example a mountain
≠ descent a rugged and steep ascent[U]
the process of becoming more important, powerful, or successful than before
≠ fallascent to the President's ascent to power
1. The last part of the ascent is very steep. 最後一段上坡路很陡.