Ascend Definition

ə-sĕnd
ascended, ascends
verb
ascended, ascends
To go or move upward; rise.
The balloon ascended into the clouds.
American Heritage
To go up; move upward; rise.
Webster's New World
To move upward along; mount; climb.
To ascend stairs.
Webster's New World
To slope upward.
The trail ascends to an outcrop overlooking the valley.
American Heritage
To proceed from a lower to a higher level or degree, as in rank, pitch, etc.
Webster's New World
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Origin of Ascend

  • From Middle English ascenden, from Latin ascendere (“to go up, climb up to”), from ad (“to”) + scandere (“to climb”); see scan. Unrelated to accede other than common ad prefix.

    From Wiktionary

  • 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

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