ascend

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/ əˈsɛnd /

verb (used without object)

verb (used with object)

to go or move upward upon or along; climb; mount: to ascend a lookout tower; to ascend stairs.
to gain or succeed to; acquire: to ascend the throne.

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Origin of ascend

1350–1400; Middle English ascenden<Anglo-French ascendre<Latin ascendere to climb up, equivalent to a-a-5 + -scendere, combining form of scandere to climb. See scan

synonym study for ascend

6. See climb.

OTHER WORDS FROM ascend

as·cend·a·ble, as·cend·i·ble, adjectivere·as·cend, verbun·as·cend·a·ble, adjectiveun·as·cend·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ascend

ascend
/ (əˈsɛnd) /

verb

Word Origin for ascend

C14: from Latin ascendere, from scandere
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