Adjective: ascending u'sen-ding
Noun: ascending u'sen-ding
- Moving, going or growing upward
"the ascending plane"; "the ascending staircase"; "the ascending stems of chickweed"
Verb: ascend u'send
- The act of changing location in an upward direction
- rise, ascent, ascension
- Travel up
"We ascended the mountain"; "The mountaineers slowly ascended the steep slope";
- go up
- Go back in order of genealogical succession
"Inheritance may not ascend linearly"
- Become king or queen
"She ascended to the throne after the King's death"
- Appear to be moving upward, as by means of tendrils
"the vine ascended the side of the house";
- climb up
- Go along towards (a river's) source
"The boat ascended the Delaware"
- Slope upwards
"The path ascended to the top of the hill"
- (astronomy) come up, of celestial bodies
- rise, come up, uprise
- 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
See also: acclivitous, ascendant, ascendent, ascensive, assurgent, highflying, rising, scandent, up, uphill, upward
Type of: accede, arise, change, come up, date back, date from, enter, follow, go, go back, go up, incline, lift, locomote, motion, move, move up, movement, pitch, rise, slope, travel, travel along, uprise
Antonym: descend, descending
Encyclopedia: Ascending Ascend