• IPA: /əˈsɛnd/

ascend (ascends, present participle ascending; past and past participle ascended)

  1. (intransitive) To move upward, to fly, to soar.
    He ascended to heaven upon a cloud.
  2. (intransitive) To slope in an upward direction.
    The road ascends the mountain.
  3. (transitive) To go up.
    You ascend the stairs and take a right.
  4. (transitive) To succeed.
    She ascended the throne when her mother abdicated.
  5. (figurative) To rise; to become higher, more noble, etc.
    Our inquiries ascend to the remotest antiquity.
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