Home      Discussion      Topics      Dictionary      Almanac
Signup       Login
Ascend

Ascend

WordNet



verb


(1)   Travel up, "We ascended the mountain"
"Go up a ladder"
"The mountaineers slowly ascended the steep slope"
(2)   Come up, of celestial bodies
"The sun also rises"
"The sun uprising sees the dusk night fled..."
"Jupiter ascends"
(3)   Slope upwards
"The path ascended to the top of the hill"
(4)   Go along towards (a river's) source
"The boat ascended the Delaware"
(5)   Become king or queen
"She ascended to the throne after the King's death"
(6)   Go back in order of genealogical succession
"Inheritance may not ascend linearly"
Wiktonary



Etymology


< < < + ; see scan, and cf. descend, transcend.

Verb



  1. To go up, to fly, to soar.
    He ascended to heaven upon a cloud.

Related terms