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ascend +‎ -er

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ascender (plural ascenders)

  1. (typography, graphology) The portion of a lowercase letter that extends above the midline.
    • 2004, Alan Hollinghurst, The Line of Beauty, Bloomsbury, 2005, Chapter 1,
      Catherine had a paperback called Graphology: The Mind in the Hand, which gave her all sorts of warnings about people’s tendencies and repressions (“Artist or Madman?” “Pet or Brute?”). “It's those enormous ascenders, darling,” she said: “I see a lot of ego.”
  2. (climbing) a mechanical device used for ascending on a rope; ascendeur.

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ascender

  1. to ascend, go up

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin ascendo, ascendere.

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ascender (first-person singular present indicative ascendo, past participle ascendido)

  1. (intransitive) to ascend; to rise

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin ascendo, ascendere.

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ascender (first-person singular present asciendo, first-person singular preterite ascendí, past participle ascendido)

  1. to ascend, to mount, to climb
  2. (business) to advance
  3. (status) to rise

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  • Rule: e becomes ie in stressed syllables.

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