The definition of ascend is defined as to move upward.(verb)
To scale a mountain is an example of ascend.
See ascend in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME ascenden < OFr ascendre < L ascendere < ad-, to + scandere, to climb
See ascend in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb as·cend·ed, as·cend·ing, as·cends verb, intransitive
Origin: Middle English ascenden
Origin: , from Old French ascendre
Origin: , from Latin ascendere
Origin: : ad-, ad-
Origin: + scandere, to climb; see skand- in Indo-European roots.
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