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ascend

verb (v)

  • travel up, (verb.motion)
    Synonym: go up
    Antonym: come down, descend, fall, go down
    Example:
    We ascended the mountain.
    The mountaineers slowly ascended the steep slope.
    source: wordnet30
  • go back in order of genealogical succession (verb.stative)
    Example:
    Inheritance may not ascend linearly.
    source: wordnet30
  • become king or queen (verb.social)
    Example:
    She ascended to the throne after the King's death.
    source: wordnet30
  • appear to be moving upward, as by means of tendrils (verb.motion)
    source: wordnet30
  • go along towards (a river's) source (verb.motion)
    Example:
    The boat ascended the Delaware.
    source: wordnet30
  • slope upwards (verb.motion)
    Example:
    The path ascended to the top of the hill.
    source: wordnet30
  • come up, of celestial bodies (verb.motion)
    Synonym: come up, rise, uprise
    Antonym: go down, go under, set
    Example:
    Jupiter ascends.
    source: wordnet30
  • move to a better position in life or to a better job (verb.motion)
    Synonym: move up, rise
    Example:
    She ascended from a life of poverty to one of great.
    source: wordnet30
  • To move upward; to mount; to go up; to rise; -- opposed to descend. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • 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. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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