from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To go or move upward; rise. See Synonyms at rise.
- intransitive v. To slope upward.
- intransitive v. To rise from a lower level or station; advance: ascended from poverty to great wealth; ascend to the throne.
- intransitive v. To go back in time or upward in genealogical succession.
- transitive v. To move upward upon or along; climb: ascended the mountain.
- transitive v. To succeed to; occupy: ascended the throne upon the death of her father.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To move upward, to fly, to soar.
- v. To slope in an upward direction.
- v. To go up.
- v. To succeed.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To move upward; to mount; to go up; to rise; -- opposed to
- intransitive v. 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.
- transitive v. To go or move upward upon or along; to climb; to mount; to go up the top of.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To move upward; mount; go up; rise, whether in air or water, or upon a material object.
- To rise, in a figurative sense; proceed from an inferior to a superior degree, from mean to noble objects, from particulars to generals, etc.
- To slope upward.
- To go backward in the order of time; proceed from modern to ancient times: as, our inquiries ascend to the remotest antiquity.
- To rise, as a star; appear above the horizon.
- In music, to rise in pitch; pass from any tone to one more acute.
- To go or move upward upon; climb: as, to ascend a hill or ladder; to ascend a tree.
- To move upward along; go toward the source of: as, to ascend a river. Synonyms
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. become king or queen
- v. come up, of celestial bodies
- v. go along towards (a river's) source
- v. travel up,
- v. go back in order of genealogical succession
- v. slope upwards
- v. move to a better position in life or to a better job
- v. appear to be moving upward, as by means of tendrils
The whole point of ancient Greek philosophy was to ascend from the cave of ancient Greek nomos to physis, which is why Socrates ended up drinking the hemlock.
I have walked outside my hotel room every morning to watch as many as 78 (I lost count there) ascend from the field across the highway, and yesterday morning — the only morning I did not tote my camera — a balloon touched down in a small clearing behind the hotel, and they traded one passenger for another.
In April (2002) the trail was marked with white arrows painted on the rocks all the way to the top, it goes in a northwesterly direction around the mountain, the final ascend is from the west.
The Teat with the antennas is open field to the top if you ascend from the north, the Teat to the north is more of a challenge, circle it to the east and climb it where the slope appears less steep.
Because of this, the evolutionary process will continue; the human race will ascend from the pit of apathy and greed and overpopulation and disease, and become strong again.
In few places is it out of one's power to ascend from a hot, burning plain to a delightful yeilāk, where one is revived by comparatively cool breezes.
We went to Mexico yesterday to see a balloon ascend from the Plaza de Toros, with an aëronaut and his daughter; French people, I believe.
Christ, for he who causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth needs nothing to draw.
Nay, there are wonders done daily in the kingdom of nature without noise: He causes the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth, from all parts of the earth, even the most remote, and chiefly those that lie next the sea.
The young and valiant Torismond first occupied the summit; the Goths rushed with irresistible weight on the Huns, who labored to ascend from the opposite side: and the possession of this advantageous post inspired both the troops and their leaders with a fair assurance of victory.