—>Assent is a noun (person, place, or thing) meaning ‘the act of expressing approval or agreement.’
Examples: His assent was clear when he nodded fervently. Their assent was given with cheers.
—>Assent is also a verb (word that relays an action) meaning to ‘express approval or agreement.’
Examples: He assents by nodding his head. They assented to the idea with cheers.
—>Ascent is a noun (person, place, or thing) meaning ‘to climb or walk to the top of a hill or mountain’ or ‘the act of rising through the air.’
Examples: The ascent to Mt. Everest was tiring. Boarding the space craft required an ascent upward of thirty meters.
—>Ascend is the verb (word that relays an action) form of ascent. It means ‘to go up,’ ‘to climb,’ or ‘to rise through the air.’
Examples: She ascends to the throne with grace. Ascending to Mt. Everest’s peak was tiring. They ascended the stairs without a sound.