Definitions for ascendəˈsɛnd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to move, climb, or go upward; mount; rise.

  2. to slant upward.

  3. to rise to a higher point, rank, degree, etc.

  4. to go toward the source or beginning.

  5. (v.t.)to go or move upward upon or along; climb; mount.

  6. to gain or succeed to:

    to ascend the throne.

Origin of ascend:

1350–1400; < AF ascendre < L ascendere <a-a-5scandere to climb; see scan



Princeton's WordNet

  1. ascend, go up(verb)

    travel up, "We ascended the mountain"

    "go up a ladder"; "The mountaineers slowly ascended the steep slope"

  2. ascend(verb)

    go back in order of genealogical succession

    "Inheritance may not ascend linearly"

  3. ascend(verb)

    become king or queen

    "She ascended to the throne after the King's death"

  4. ascend, climb up(verb)

    appear to be moving upward, as by means of tendrils

    "the vine climbed up the side of the house"

  5. ascend(verb)

    go along towards (a river's) source

    "The boat ascended the Delaware"

  6. ascend(verb)

    slope upwards

    "The path ascended to the top of the hill"

  7. rise, come up, uprise, ascend(verb)

    come up, of celestial bodies

    "The sun also rises"; "The sun uprising sees the dusk night fled..."; "Jupiter ascends"

  8. ascend, move up, rise(verb)

    move to a better position in life or to a better job

    "She ascended from a life of poverty to one of great


  1. ascend(Verb)

    To move upward, to fly, to soar.

    He ascended to heaven upon a cloud.

  2. ascend(Verb)

    To slope in an upward direction.

    The road ascends the mountain.

  3. ascend(Verb)

    To go up.

    You ascend the stairs and take a right.

  4. ascend(Verb)

    To succeed.

    She ascended the throne when her mother abdicated.

  5. Origin: From ascenden, from ascendere, from ad + scandere; see scan. Unrelated to accede other than common prefix.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ascend(verb)

    to move upward; to mount; to go up; to rise; -- opposed to descend

  2. Ascend(verb)

    to rise, in a figurative sense; to proceed from an inferior to a superior degree, from mean to noble objects, from particulars to generals, from modern to ancient times, from one note to another more acute, etc.; as, our inquiries ascend to the remotest antiquity; to ascend to our first progenitor

  3. Ascend(verb)

    to go or move upward upon or along; to climb; to mount; to go up the top of; as, to ascend a hill, a ladder, a tree, a river, a throne


  1. Ascend

    Ascend is the sixth studio album by guitarist Greg Howe, released on May 4, 1999 through Shrapnel Records. According to Howe, this is his least favourite album due in part to creative differences which arose with keyboardist Vitalij Kuprij during the making of the latter's 1997 album High Definition. The fifth track, "La Villa Strangiato", is a cover of an instrumental by progressive rock band Rush, from their 1978 album Hemispheres.

Anagrams of ascend

  1. dances

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