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ascend

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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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escalate, climb, soar, fly, rise, sprout, mount, float, scale, arise, tower

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ascarid, ascarididae, ascaridole, ascaris, ascaris lumbricoides, ascend, ascendance, ascendancy, ascendant, ascendency, ascender

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
SYNONYMS FOR ascend
1 soar.
6 See climb.
Related formsas·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 ascended

ascend

/ (əˈsɛnd) /

verb

Word Origin for ascend

C14: from Latin ascendere, from scandere
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for ascended

ascend


v.

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.

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