Assent and Ascent | IELTS vocabulary

Don’t confuse assent and ascent. An assent is an act or gesture of agreement or permission.


  • You may leave the hospital only with the doctor’s assent.

Assent can also be a verb.

  • Since the majority of members assented to our views, we decided to go ahead.
  • You never assent to my views on anything.

An ascent, of course, is an upward climb or movement.


  • The road made a sharp ascent to the top of the hill.
  • His ascent from a production boy to a superstar took only five years.

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