Ascend

Definition of Ascend

As`cend´
v. i.1.To move upward; to mount; to go up; to rise; - opposed to descend.
[imp. & p. p. Ascended; p. pr. & vb. n. Ascending.]
Higher yet that star ascends.
- Bowring.
I ascend unto my father and your father.
- John xx. 17.
The smoke of it ascended up to heaven.
- Addison.
2.To rise, in a figurative sense; to proceed from an inferior to a superior degree, from mean to noble objects, from particulars to generals, from modern to ancient times, from one note to another more acute, etc.; as, our inquiries ascend to the remotest antiquity; to ascend to our first progenitor.
v. t.1.To go or move upward upon or along; to climb; to mount; to go up the top of; as, to ascend a hill, a ladder, a tree, a river, a throne.

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