Ascend - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈsend|  American pronunciation of the word ascend
Brit.  |əˈsɛnd|  British pronunciation of the word ascend


- travel up
- go back in order of genealogical succession
- become king or queen
- appear to be moving upward, as by means of tendrils
- go along towards (a river's) source
- slope upwards
- come up, of celestial bodies(syn: rise, uprise)
- move to a better position in life or to a better job(syn: rise)


They watched their balloons slowly ascend into the sky.

Divers must not ascend too rapidly to the water's surface.

She believed that when she died, her soul would ascend to heaven.

Several paths ascend to the top of the mountain.

John Adams ascended to the presidency in 1797.

She worked as a clerk before ascending to her current position.

A roar of shouts ascended.

This pretty village is situated about a mile west of the town, ascending a hill.

The plane ascended rapidly.

Without a word, he began to ascend the stairs.

The road ascends steeply from the harbour.

The number of women decreases as you ascend the professional hierarchy.

We ascended the mountain

The mountaineers slowly ascended the steep slope

Inheritance may not ascend linearly

Word forms

I/you/we/they: ascend
he/she/it: ascends
present participle: ascending
past tense: ascended
past participle: ascended
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