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Definition 1: slope upwards - [verb of motion]

Samples where ascend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The path ascended to the top of the hill

(ascend is a kind of ...) be at an angle

"The terrain sloped down"

Definition 2: travel up - [verb of motion]

Samples where ascend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We ascended the mountain
  • go up a ladder
  • The mountaineers slowly ascended the steep slope

Synonyms for ascend in the sense of this definition

(ascend is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(... is a kind of ascend ) come to the surface

(... is a kind of ascend ) ascend as a sound

"The choirs singing uprose and filled the church"

Definition 3: come up, of celestial bodies - [verb of motion]

Samples where ascend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The sun also rises
  • The sun uprising sees the dusk night fled...
  • Jupiter ascends

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(ascend is a kind of ...) move upward

"The fog lifted" "The smoke arose from the forest fire" "The mist uprose from the meadows"

(ascend belongs to category ...) the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole

Definition 4: go along towards (a river's) source - [verb of motion]

Samples where ascend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The boat ascended the Delaware

(ascend is a kind of ...) travel along a certain course

"follow the road" "follow the trail"

Definition 5: move to a better position in life or to a better job - [verb of motion]

Samples where ascend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She ascended from a life of poverty to one of great renown

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(ascend is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

Definition 6: appear to be moving upward, as by means of tendrils - [verb of motion]

Samples where ascend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the vine climbed up the side of the house

Synonyms for ascend in the sense of this definition

Samples where ascend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She ascended to the throne after the King's death

(ascend is a kind of ...) take on duties or office

"accede to the throne"

Definition 8: go back in order of genealogical succession - [verb of stative]

Samples where ascend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Inheritance may not ascend linearly

(ascend is a kind of ...) belong to an earlier time

"This story dates back 200 years"

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