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Definitions of ascend

  1.   slope upwards; " The path ascended to the top of the hill"
  2.   To go or move up; slope upward; mount; climb; rise.
  3.   To move upward upon; climb; go toward the source of; as, to ascend a river.
  4.   go along towards ( a river's) source; " The boat ascended the Delaware"
  5.   To take an upward direction; mount; go up; rise; to proceed from an inferior to a superior position.
  6.   go back in order of genealogical succession; " Inheritance may not ascend linearly"
  7.   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.
  8.   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.
  9.   To mount upward; to rise.
  10.   To mount; to go up; to rise.
  11.   To rise; to mount up; to proceed from an inferior to a superior degree; to go backwards in the order of time; to rise to a more acute note.
  12.   come up, of celestial bodies; " The sun also rises"; " The sun uprising sees the dusk night fled..."; " Jupiter ascends"
  13.   To move upward; to mount; to go up; to rise; - opposed to descend.
  14.   To climb up anything.
  15.   travel up, " We ascended the mountain"; " go up a ladder"; " The mountaineers slowly ascended the steep slope"
  16.   become king or queen; " She ascended to the throne after the King's death"
  17.   To climb or go up on.
  18.   To climb or mount up: to rise: to go backwards in the order of time.

Antonyms for ascend

descend, dive, dip, perch, go down, skid, touch down, settle, come down, fall, plummet, nose dive, sink, decline, plunge, set, go under, crater, roost, drop, slide.

Quotes of ascend

  1. Some day Love shall claim his own Some day Right ascend his throne, Some day hidden Truth be known; Some day- some sweet day. – Lewis J. Bates
  2. As we ascend the social ladder, viciousness wears a thicker mask. – Erich Fromm
  3. I see no faults in the Church, and therefore let me be resurrected with the Saints, whether I ascend to heaven or descend to hell, or go to any other place. And if we go to hell, we will turn the devils out of doors and make a heaven of it. – Joseph Smith, Jr.
  4. I'll lift you and you lift me, and we'll both ascend together. – John Greenleaf Whittier

Usage examples for ascend

  1. Soon afterwards we arrived at the foot of the hill, and prepared to ascend it. ” – The Coral Island by R.M. Ballantyne
  2. He only beckoned still more wildly for me to ascend – An American Girl Abroad by Adeline Trafton
  3. There was a little water in the creek leading from the hill I had at first intended to ascend to the S. W., which was no doubt a branch of the main creek. ” – Expedition into Central Australia by Charles Sturt
  4. And this is the sure way to ascend to heaven. ” – The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning by Hugh Binning
  5. Therefore we should not look upon the head spring of our salvation in the Son but rather ascend up to the Father, whose love and wisdom did frame all this. ” – The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning by Hugh Binning
  6. They ascend and vanish outside. ” – King Arthur's Socks and Other Village Plays by Floyd Dell
  7. He, like them, was waiting for the moment when he should ascend the pulpit steps. ” – The Scarlet Feather by Houghton Townley
  8. When he had bestowed him in the ore hoist, and was about to ascend by the chain, Allonby laughed. ” – A Damaged Reputation by Harold Bindloss
  9. Give me your hand, I will help you to ascend – The Ice-Maiden: and Other Tales. by Hans Christian Andersen
  10. It was necessary, therefore, to turn back and ascend by the gangway Winifred was making for, behind Needle Point, which did not project so far into the sea. ” – Aylwin by Theodore Watts-Dunton
  11. But he could not reach the ring before he saw his wife and child ascend – The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, Mythologic and Allegoric, of the North American Indians by Henry R. Schoolcraft
  12. At last one of the number suggested that they should ascend the roof and climb down the wide flue of the chimney. ” – Taken Alive by E. P. Roe
  13. The minister did not ascend the pulpit. ” – Prisoners of Conscience by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  14. May the storms which now darken our horizon, have long been past when you shall ascend the throne of your fathers! ” – Marie Antoinette And Her Son by Louise Muhlbach Official
  15. One may enter the grounds and, in the company of a concierge, ascend to the platform of this lone tower, whence a wonderful view of the broad " ruban lumineux" of the Loire spreads itself out as if fluttering in the wind, northward and southward, as far as the eye can reach. ” – Castles and Chateaux of Old Touraine and the Loire Country by Francis Miltoun
  16. “ A strait pair of stairs are like that ladder by which men ascend to the gallows; they are the turning ones that lead us to the heavenly mansion- houses. ” – The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3 by John Bunyan
  17. He allowed them to come up to the second turn, he allowed the leader to ascend the last straight flight until he was almost within sword- reach, and then he quietly rose to his feet. ” – Clementina by A.E.W. Mason
  18. At the foot of the stairs they encountered two girls about to ascend – Marjorie Dean College Freshman by Pauline Lester
  19. “ Gurdon stood, looking down the lift shaft, until he saw that the cage was once more beginning to ascend – The Mystery of the Four Fingers by Fred M. White
  20. But we spoke of it much with hope and wonder, and made up our minds that we would at once ascend this mountain. ” – Ayesha The Further History of She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed by H. Rider Haggard

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