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Definition of the verb ascend

What does ascend mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: ascended | ascending | ascends

  1. travel up
  2. go back in order of genealogical succession
    • example: Inheritance may not ascend linearly
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • more generic terms: date back / date from / go back = belong to an earlier time
  3. become king or queen
    • example: She ascended to the throne after the King's death
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • more generic words: accede / enter = take on duties or office
  4. appear to be moving upward, as by means of tendrils
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonym of ascend: climb up
  5. go along towards (a river's) source
    • example: The boat ascended the Delaware
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic terms: follow / travel along = travel along a certain course
  6. slope upwards
    • example: The path ascended to the top of the hill
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic words: incline / pitch / slope = be at an angle
  7. come up, of celestial bodies
  8. move to a better position in life or to a better job
    • example: She ascended from a life of poverty to one of great renown
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonyms of ascend: move up / rise
    • more generic word: change = undergo a change; become different in essence

Alternative definition of the verb ascend


  1. [intransitive] To move upward, to fly, to soar.
  2. [intransitive] To slope in an upward direction.
  3. [transitive] To go up.
  4. [transitive] To succeed.


Who is Ascend?

Ascend a.k.a. Asend is a disc jockey.


Ascend is an American experimental doom metal collaboration between singer/guitarist Gentry Densley and Greg Anderson. Their album Ample Fire Within was released by Southern Lord Records and featured a guest appearance by Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil. Critic Neg Ragget described the album as "a Southern Lord label lovefeast par excellence [...] a masterpiece of carefully focused sludge.


"Ascend" is a book written by Amanda Hocking.

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  1. "Ascend" is the sixth studio album by guitarist Greg Howe, released on May 4, 1999 through Shrapnel Records. According to Howe, this is his least favourite album due in part to creative differences which arose with keyboardist Vitalij Kuprij during the making of the latter's 1997 album High Definition. The fifth track, "La Villa Strangiato", is a cover of an instrumental by progressive rock band Rush, from their 1978 album Hemispheres.
  2. "Ascend" is a musical single of Nitzer Ebb.
    • also known as Ascend2, Ascend1
    • released on (23 years ago)
  3. "Ascend" is a musical album of Manual.
    • released on (13 years ago)
  4. "Ascend" is a musical album of Goodthink.
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  5. "Ascend" is a musical EP of Scornage.
    • released in (16 years ago)
  6. "Ascend" is a musical album of Dasein.
    • released in (22 years ago)
  7. "Ascend" is a musical EP of Veer Chasm.
  8. "Ascend" is a musical album of Dub Gabriel.


  1. ASCEND is a free, open source, mathematical modelling system developed at Carnegie Mellon University since late 1978. ASCEND is an acronym which stands for Advanced System for Computations in ENgineering Design. Its main uses have been in the field of chemical process modelling although its capabilities are general. It was a pioneering piece of software in the chemical process modelling field, with its novel modelling language conventions and powerful solver, although it has never been commercialised and remains as an open source software project.
  2. Ascend is an educational institution, school.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Ascend

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Google previewModern Egypt and Thebes (1843)

Being a Description of Egypt, Including the Information Required for Travellers in that Country by Sir John Gardner Wilkinson

The easiest side to ascend is the east. On the summit is a space about 32 feet square, the stones having been thrown down, at the time that the casing and the outer tiers were removed by the caliphs, to serve for the construction of mosks and ...

Google previewShred: The Revolutionary Diet (2012)

6 Weeks 4 Inches 2 Sizes by Ian Smith

Ascend is an important turnaround week. Imagine that for the last three weeks you have been descending into ...

Google previewWAKE UP FOR ASCENSION To a New Earth - or Leave (2010)

by Robert E. Pettit, PhD

To ascend means to increase your internal vibration to a higher plane of ...

Google previewAchieving Ascension (2017)

by Sonia Diane Bradford in conjunction with Veronica J. Cate by Sonia Diane Bradford

The wanting to Ascend is the ordinary, natural wish of every Being. It is what we came here for. To Ascend the cell/sliver/part that we came here with, IS the usual desiring, and beloved of ALL. There exists a theme, a strand of knowledge ...

Google previewLeveled Text-Dependent Question Stems (2015)

by Debra J. Housel

To ascend means to go up, so putting things in ascending order means to list them from least to greatest. The numbers 1, 7, 12, 14, and 37 are listed in ascending order. To descend means to go down, so putting things in descending order ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana, Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

Animals ascend in a balloon. Pilatre de Kuzicr. Otker. SERIAL. XEROGRAPHY. iERIAL Acid, in Chemistry, carbonic acid. See Chemistry, Div. ii. jEiual Perspective, that branch of the science of Perspective which regards the relative diminution ...

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Scrabble value of A1S1C3E1N1D2

The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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