Definition of Ascend

1. Verb. Travel up,. "The airplane is sure to ascend "; "The mountaineers slowly ascended the steep slope"

Exact synonyms: Go Up
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel
Specialized synonyms: Come Up, Rise, Rise Up, Surface, Uprise
Derivative terms: Ascendable, Ascendant, Ascender, Ascension, Ascension, Ascensive, Ascent, Ascent
Antonyms: Descend

2. Verb. Go back in order of genealogical succession. "Inheritance may not ascend linearly"
Generic synonyms: Date Back, Date From, Go Back

3. Verb. Become king or queen. "She ascended to the throne after the King's death"
Generic synonyms: Accede, Enter
Derivative terms: Ascendancy

4. Verb. Appear to be moving upward, as by means of tendrils. "The vine climbed up the side of the house"
Exact synonyms: Climb Up

5. Verb. Go along towards (a river's) source. "The boat ascended the Delaware"
Generic synonyms: Follow, Travel Along

6. Verb. Slope upwards. "The path ascended to the top of the hill"
Generic synonyms: Incline, Pitch, Slope
Derivative terms: Ascendant, Ascendent, Ascender, Ascensive, Ascent

7. Verb. Come up, of celestial bodies. "The moon will soon ascend "; "Jupiter ascends"
Exact synonyms: Come Up, Rise, Uprise
Category relationships: Astronomy, Uranology
Generic synonyms: Arise, Come Up, Go Up, Lift, Move Up, Rise, Uprise
Derivative terms: Ascendent, Ascension, Rise
Antonyms: Set

8. Verb. Move to a better position in life or to a better job. "Sam and Sue ascend"; "She ascended from a life of poverty to one of great"
Exact synonyms: Move Up, Rise
Generic synonyms: Change

Definition of Ascend

1. v. i. To move upward; to mount; to go up; to rise; -- opposed to descend.

2. 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.

Definition of Ascend

1. Verb. (intransitive) To move upward, to fly, to soar. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To slope in an upward direction. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To go up. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To succeed. ¹

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Definition of Ascend

1. to go or move upward [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Ascend

1. 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ascend

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Literary usage of Ascend

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Rhine from Rotterdam to Constance: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1906)
"The main road continues to ascend to the NB via Landwasser,whence the ... It continues to ascend the broad valley of the Dreisam to (33/4 M.) Littenweiler ..."

2. Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: A Series of Annotated Reprints of Some of by Reuben Gold Thwaites (1905)
"[231] CHAPTER II [IX] A Detachment from the Exploring Party ascend the Arkansa to the Mountains — Bell's Springs — Descent of the Arkansa — Grizzly Bear. ..."

3. The English Works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury by Thomas ( Hobbes (1841)
"NO. xxix. ascend, but the faculty or power; because the im- «piy- ... By this definition, a stone hath liberty to ascend into the air, because there is no ..."

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