verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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Origin of ascend
Examples from the Web for ascended
Historically, education was one way the middle and working classes, and even the poor, ascended the class ladder.
Weaving through glacial debris, he ascended a thousand feet into the snowline, followed by two Hunzas.
But as the Ugg ascended to mainstream popularity, they were simultaneously shunned by fashion types.
Now that fear of the mob has ascended to the most venerable circle of criticism.‘Citizen Kane’ v. ‘Vertigo’: Why ‘Kane’ Fell in the Sight and Sound Poll|Richard Rushfield|August 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Prince Nayif ascended to become Crown Prince last October when his brother Prince Sultan passed away.
We ascended a very darksome flight of stairs, and a door was opened by a strange little man.Hawthorne and His Circle|Julian Hawthorne
When we previously ascended, this water-bed was intersected in every direction by rapid streams: now water was difficult to find.The Diary of a Hunter from the Punjab to the Karakorum Mountains|Augustus Henry Irby
Then we arose, and ascended the stairway, and my uncle ordered the workmen to replace the stones upon the tomb.
Curiosity had its way: she ascended one or two of the earth-steps in the bank and glanced out.The Return of the Native|Thomas Hardy
Without listening to the assistant or looking around him, he hastily passed through the corridor and ascended to the office.The Awakening|Leo Nikoleyevich Tolstoy
Word Origin for ascend
late 14c., from Latin ascendere "to climb up, mount, ascend," figuratively "to rise, reach," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + scandere "to climb" (see scan (v.)). Also in 15c. used with a sense "to mount (a female) for copulation." Related: Ascended; ascending. An Old English word for it was stigan.