See under vertical mobility(def 1).
Assent vs. AscentHomophones: Love them or hate them, they’re everywhere. These two are a great example. They may sound the same, but their meanings couldn’t be any more different. Assent is a word that indicates agreement or approval. Ascent refers to an upward movement. Assent As a verb, assent means to agree or to give in. When used as a verb, it’s often followed by the word …
Origin of upward mobility
First recorded in 1945–50
Related formsupwardly mobile, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for upwardly mobile (1 of 2)
(of a person or social group) moving or aspiring to move to a higher social class or to a position of increased status or power
British Dictionary definitions for upwardly mobile (2 of 2)
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Culture definitions for upwardly mobile
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