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Ascend

As`cend´
v. i.1.To move upward; to mount; to go up; to rise; - opposed to descend.
[imp. & p. p. Ascended; p. pr. & vb. n. Ascending.]
Higher yet that star ascends.
- Bowring.
I ascend unto my father and your father.
- John xx. 17.
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.
v. t.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.
Verb1.ascend - travel up, "We ascended the mountain"; "go up a ladder"; "The mountaineers slowly ascended the steep slope"
Synonyms: go up
Antonyms:
come down, descend, go down, fall - move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way; "The temperature is going down"; "The barometer is falling"; "The curtain fell on the diva"; "Her hand went up and then fell again"
2.ascend - go back in order of genealogical succession; "Inheritance may not ascend linearly"
3.ascend - become king or queen; "She ascended to the throne after the King's death"
4.ascend - go along towards (a river's) source; "The boat ascended the Delaware"
5.ascend - slope upwards; "The path ascended to the top of the hill"
6.ascend - come up, of celestial bodies; "The sun also rises"; "The sun uprising sees the dusk night fled..."; "Jupiter ascends"
Synonyms: uprise, come up, rise
advance, arise, aspire, back, back up, bank, budge, buss the clouds, cant, careen, chandelle, change, change place, circle, clamber, climb, come up, crest, curl upwards, decline, dip, drop, ebb, escalade, escalate, fall away, fall off, float, flow, gain altitude, get over, get up, go, go around, go downhill, go round, go sideways, go uphill, grade, grow up, gyrate, hoick, incline, keel, lean, levitate, lift, list, loom, move, move over, pitch, plunge, progress, rake, rear, rear up, regress, retreat, retrogress, rise up, rotate, run, scale the heights, scramble, shelve, shift, shin, sidle, slant, slope, soar, spin, spiral, spire, stand on tiptoe, stand up, stir, stream, subside, surge, surmount, swag, swarm up, sway, sweep up, tilt, tip, top, travel, up, upclimb, upgo, upgrow, upheave, uprear, uprise, upspin, upstream, upsurge, upswarm, upwind, wane, whirl, zoom
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