1. travel up, "We ascended the mountain";
- Example: "go up a ladder"
- Example: "The mountaineers slowly ascended the steep slope"
[syn: ascend, go up]
2. go back in order of genealogical succession;
- Example: "Inheritance may not ascend linearly"
3. become king or queen;
- Example: "She ascended to the throne after the King's death"
4. appear to be moving upward, as by means of tendrils;
- Example: "the vine climbed up the side of the house"
[syn: ascend, climb up]
5. go along towards (a river's) source;
- Example: "The boat ascended the Delaware"
6. slope upwards;
- Example: "The path ascended to the top of the hill"
7. come up, of celestial bodies;
- Example: "The sun also rises"
- Example: "The sun uprising sees the dusk night fled..."
- Example: "Jupiter ascends"
[syn: rise, come up, uprise, ascend]
8. move to a better position in life or to a better job;
- Example: "She ascended from a life of poverty to one of great
[syn: ascend, move up, rise]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Ascend \As*cend"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Ascended; p. pr. & vb. n. Ascending.] [L. ascendere; ad + scandere to climb, mount. See Scan.] 1. To move upward; to mount; to go up; to rise; -- opposed to descend. [1913 Webster] Higher yet that star ascends. --Bowring. [1913 Webster] I ascend unto my father and your father. --John xx. 17. [1913 Webster] Note: Formerly used with up. [1913 Webster] The smoke of it ascended up to heaven. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Syn: To rise; mount; climb; scale; soar; tower. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Ascend \As*cend"\, v. t. 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. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
113 Moby Thesaurus words for "ascend": 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, descend, dip, drop, ebb, escalade, escalate, fall, fall away, fall off, float, flow, gain altitude, get over, get up, go, go around, go downhill, go round, go sideways, go up, go uphill, grade, grow up, gyrate, hoick, incline, keel, lean, levitate, lift, list, loom, mount, move, move over, pitch, plunge, progress, rake, rear, rear up, regress, retreat, retrogress, rise, rise up, rotate, run, scale, scale the heights, scramble, shelve, shift, shin, sidle, sink, 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, tower, travel, up, upclimb, upgo, upgrow, upheave, uprear, uprise, upspin, upstream, upsurge, upswarm, upwind, wane, whirl, zoom