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From Middle English ascenden, borrowed from Old French ascendre, from Latin ascendō (to go up, climb up to), from ad (to) + scandō (to climb); see scan. Unrelated to accede other than common ad prefix.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /əˈsɛnd/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛnd
  • Hyphenation: as‧cend

VerbEdit

ascend (third-person singular simple present ascends, present participle ascending, simple past and past participle ascended)

  1. (intransitive) To move upward, to fly, to soar.
    He ascended to heaven upon a cloud.
  2. (intransitive) To slope in an upward direction.
    The road ascends the mountain.
  3. (transitive) To go up.
    You ascend the stairs and take a right.
  4. (transitive) To succeed.
    She ascended the throne when her mother abdicated.
  5. (figuratively) To rise; to become higher, more noble, etc.
    Our inquiries ascend to the remotest antiquity.

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