Definitions for ascendəˈsɛnd

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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.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. William Shakespeare:

    O for a muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention.

  2. Donald Trump:

    How do we allow people to ascend the ladder of opportunity rather than how do we give them everything and keep them dependent?

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Stephen Hawking implies that we are living in a Godless Universe or a Kingless Kingdom! In that case, Mankind must ascend the throne.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Great master Lao Tzu says that ‘The Master has no possessions. The more he does for others, the happier he is. The more he gives to others, the wealthier he is.’ Giving is indeed a very good source of happiness! One of the best treasures a man can give to someone is a good and sound idea; because birds can ascend into the sky only with wings, and men, only with good and sound ideas!

  5. Carly Fiorina:

    I hear lots of people say that maybe it's time for America to elect a woman, if America is going to elect a woman, we need a woman who could actually have the qualifications to ascend to the presidency. A woman that the American people can trust, a woman that American people can believe in, and guess what there's only woman for president that meets that criteria, and that woman is a Republican.

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