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ASCEND

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ascend mean? 

ASCEND (verb)
  The verb ASCEND has 6 senses:

1. travel up,
2. go back in order of genealogical succession
3. become king or queen
4. go along towards (a river's) source
5. slope upwards
6. come up, of celestial bodies

  Familiarity information: ASCEND used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


ASCEND (verb)


Sense 1ascend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Travel up,

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

ascend; go up

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "ascend" is one way to...):

go; locomote; move; travel (change location; move, travel, or proceed)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "ascend"):

come up; rise; rise up; surface (come to the surface)

uprise (ascend as a sound)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

The airplane is sure to ascend

Antonym:

descend (move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way)


Sense 2ascend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Go back in order of genealogical succession

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context example:

Inheritance may not ascend linearly

Hypernyms (to "ascend" is one way to...):

date back; date from; go back (belong to an earlier time)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 3ascend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Become king or queen

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Context example:

She ascended to the throne after the King's death

Hypernyms (to "ascend" is one way to...):

accede; enter (take on duties or office)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP


Sense 4ascend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Go along towards (a river's) source

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

The boat ascended the Delaware

Hypernyms (to "ascend" is one way to...):

follow; travel along (travel along a certain course)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 5ascend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Slope upwards

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

The path ascended to the top of the hill

Hypernyms (to "ascend" is one way to...):

incline; pitch; slope (be at an angle)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 6ascend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Come up, of celestial bodies

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

uprise; ascend; come up; rise

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "ascend" is one way to...):

arise; come up; go up; lift; move up; rise; uprise (move upward)

Domain category:

astronomy; uranology (the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


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