ascending


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Synonyms for ascending

the act of changing location in an upward direction

moving or going or growing upward

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As soon as the balloon quits the earth, it is subjected to the influence of many circumstances tending to create a difference in its weight ; augmenting or diminishing its ascending power.
Quasimodo ascended the tower staircase for the sake of ascending it, for the sake of seeing why the priest was ascending it.
As to the possibility of ascending by this ladder, passing over the roofs of the houses, passing back, and descending again, unobserved-- it is discovered, on the evidence of the night policeman, that he only passes through Shore Lane twice in an hour, when out on his beat.
With a rueful visage I now bethought me of the scanty handful of bread I had stuffed into the bosom of my frock, and felt somewhat desirous to ascertain what part of it had weathered the rather rough usage it had experienced in ascending the mountain.
I soon reached him and presently we were both ascending the long ladder toward the opening above.