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Ascend - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Ascend' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Ascend [ v. i.]
- To move upward; to mount; to go up; to rise; -- opposed to descend.
- 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.
2 . Ascend [ v. t.]
- 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.

Meaning of 'Ascend' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . ascend [ v]
Meaning (1):
- travel up
Example in sentence:
  • go up a ladder;
  • The mountaineers slowly ascended the steep slope;
  • We ascended the mountain
Meaning (2):
- go back in order of genealogical succession
Example in sentence:
  • Inheritance may not ascend linearly
Meaning (3):
- come up, of celestial bodies
Example in sentence:
  • Jupiter ascends;
  • The sun also rises;
  • The sun uprising sees the dusk night fled...
Meaning (4):
- move to a better position in life or to a better job
Example in sentence:
  • She ascended from a life of poverty to one of great renown
Meaning (5):
- become king or queen
Example in sentence:
  • She ascended to the throne after the King's death
Meaning (6):
- go along towards (a river's) source
Example in sentence:
  • The boat ascended the Delaware
Meaning (7):
- slope upwards
Example in sentence:
  • The path ascended to the top of the hill
Meaning (8):
- appear to be moving upward, as by means of tendrils
Example in sentence:
  • the vine climbed up the side of the house