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əˈsɛndas·cend

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ascend, go upverb

    travel up, "We ascended the mountain"

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

  2. ascendverb

    go back in order of genealogical succession

    "Inheritance may not ascend linearly"

  3. ascendverb

    become king or queen

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

  4. ascend, climb upverb

    appear to be moving upward, as by means of tendrils

    "the vine climbed up the side of the house"

  5. ascendverb

    go along towards (a river's) source

    "The boat ascended the Delaware"

  6. ascendverb

    slope upwards

    "The path ascended to the top of the hill"

  7. rise, come up, uprise, ascendverb

    come up, of celestial bodies

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

  8. ascend, move up, riseverb

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

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

Wiktionary

  1. ascendverb

    To move upward, to fly, to soar.

    He ascended to heaven upon a cloud.

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

  2. ascendverb

    To slope in an upward direction.

    The road ascends the mountain.

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

  3. ascendverb

    To go up.

    You ascend the stairs and take a right.

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

  4. ascendverb

    To succeed.

    She ascended the throne when her mother abdicated.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ascendverb

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

  2. Ascendverb

    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. Ascendverb

    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

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ascend

    as-send′, v.i. to climb or mount up: to rise, literally or figuratively: to go backwards in the order of time.—v.t. to climb or go up on: to mount.—adjs. Ascend′able, Ascend′ible.—Ascending rhythm, in prosody, a rhythm in which the arsis follows the thesis, as an iambic or anapæstic rhythm: opposed to descending rhythms, as the trochaic and dactylic. [L. ascendĕre, ascensumad, and scandĕre, to climb.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ascend in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ascend in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of ascend in a Sentence

  1. Sasha Issenberg:

    There are plausible even if unlikely scenarios for Rubio, Cruz and [John] Kasich to beat him, i don't think it's the media's job to crown someone before we exhaust plausible scenarios in which he doesn't ascend to the throne.

  2. 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.

  3. Mark Herring:

    It is no longer possible for Governor Northam to lead our Commonwealth and it is time for Governor Northam to step down, i have spoken with Lieutenant Governor Fairfax and assured him that, should he ascend to the governorship, he will have my complete support and commitment to ensuring his success and the success of our Commonwealth.

  4. 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.

  5. 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?

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