The balloon ascended into the clouds.
To scale a mountain is an example of ascend.
The trail ascends to an outcrop overlooking the valley.
Ascended from poverty to great wealth; ascend to the throne.
Our inquiries ascend to the remotest antiquity.
Ascended the mountain.
The road ascends the ridge.
Ascended the throne upon the death of her father.
To ascend stairs.
To ascend a river.
You ascend the stairs and take a right.
She ascended the throne when her mother abdicated.
Origin of ascend
- Middle English ascenden from Old French ascendre from Latin ascendere ad- ad- scandere to climb skand- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition