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Meaning of ASCEND

Pronunciation:  u'send

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  travel up, "We ascended the mountain"; "go up a ladder"; "The mountaineers slowly ascended the steep slope"
  2. [v]  come up, of celestial bodies; "The sun also rises"; "The sun uprising sees the dusk night fled..."; "Jupiter ascends"
  3. [v]  slope upwards; "The path ascended to the top of the hill"
  4. [v]  go along towards (a river's) source; "The boat ascended the Delaware"
  5. [v]  become king or queen; "She ascended to the throne after the King's death"
  6. [v]  go back in order of genealogical succession; "Inheritance may not ascend linearly"

ASCEND is a 6 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: go up
 Antonyms: come down, descend, fall, go down, go under, set
 See Also: accede to, arise, come up, date back, date from, enter upon, follow, go, go back, incline, lift, locomote, move, move up, pitch, rise, rise up, slope, surface, travel, travel along, uprise



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \As*cend"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Ascended}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Ascending}.] [L. ascendere; ad + scandere to climb,
    mount. See {Scan}.]
    1. To move upward; to mount; to go up; to rise; -- opposed to
             Higher yet that star ascends.         --Bowring.
             I ascend unto my father and your father. --John xx.
    Note: Formerly used with up.
                The smoke of it ascended up to heaven. --Addison.
    2. 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.
    Syn: To rise; mount; climb; scale; soar; tower.
  2. \As*cend"\, 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.
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