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Verb: ascend  u'send
  1. Travel up
    "We ascended the mountain"; "The mountaineers slowly ascended the steep slope";
    - go up
     
  2. Go back in order of genealogical succession
    "Inheritance may not ascend linearly"
     
  3. Become king or queen
    "She ascended to the throne after the King's death"
     
  4. Appear to be moving upward, as by means of tendrils
    "the vine ascended the side of the house";
    - climb up
     
  5. Go along towards (a river's) source
    "The boat ascended the Delaware"
     
  6. Slope upwards
    "The path ascended to the top of the hill"
     
  7. (astronomy) come up, of celestial bodies
    "Jupiter ascends";
    - rise, come up, uprise
     
  8. Move to a better position in life or to a better job
    "She ascended from a life of poverty to one of great wealth";
    - move up, rise

Derived forms: ascended, ascends, ascending

Type of: accede, arise, change, come up, date back, date from, enter, follow, go, go back, go up, incline, lift, locomote, move, move up, pitch, rise, slope, travel, travel along, uprise

Antonym: descend

Encyclopedia: Ascend