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Meaning & Definition of Ascend in English

English

Ascend

/əsɛnd/

verb

1. Travel up, "we ascended the mountain"

  • "Go up a ladder"
  • "The mountaineers slowly ascended the steep slope"
    synonym:
  • ascend
  • ,
  • go up

2. Go back in order of genealogical succession

  • "Inheritance may not ascend linearly"
    synonym:
  • ascend

3. Become king or queen

  • "She ascended to the throne after the king's death"
    synonym:
  • ascend

4. Appear to be moving upward, as by means of tendrils

  • "The vine climbed up the side of the house"
    synonym:
  • ascend
  • ,
  • climb up

5. Go along towards (a river's) source

  • "The boat ascended the delaware"
    synonym:
  • ascend

6. Slope upwards

  • "The path ascended to the top of the hill"
    synonym:
  • ascend

7. Come up, of celestial bodies

  • "The sun also rises"
  • "The sun uprising sees the dusk night fled..."
  • "Jupiter ascends"
    synonym:
  • rise
  • ,
  • come up
  • ,
  • uprise
  • ,
  • ascend

8. Move to a better position in life or to a better job

  • "She ascended from a life of poverty to one of great
    synonym:
  • ascend
  • ,
  • move up
  • ,
  • rise