ascender

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ascend +‎ -er

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ascender (plural ascenders)

  1. A person or thing that ascends.
  2. (typography, graphology) The portion of a lowercase letter that extends above the midline.
    • 2004, Alan Hollinghurst, chapter 1, in The Line of Beauty, New York: Bloomsbury, OCLC 1036692193:
      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.”
  3. (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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PortugueseEdit

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
    Synonyms: subir, alçar

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin ascendo, ascendere.

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  • IPA(key): (Spain) /asθenˈdeɾ/, [as.θẽn̪ˈd̪eɾ]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /asenˈdeɾ/, [a.sẽn̪ˈd̪eɾ]

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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
    Antonym: descender
  2. (business) to advance
  3. (of status) to rise

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