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Definition of Ascend


  1. To move upward; to mount; to go up; to rise; -- opposed to descend.
  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.
  3. 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.

Ascend Quotations

As we ascend the social ladder, viciousness wears a thicker mask.
Erich Fromm

O! for a muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention.
William Shakespeare

I'll lift you and you lift me, and we'll both ascend together.
John Greenleaf Whittier

I see no faults in the Church, and therefore let me be resurrected with the Saints, whether I ascend to heaven or descend to hell, or go to any other place. And if we go to hell, we will turn the devils out of doors and make a heaven of it.
Joseph Smith, Jr.

Women, at 50, are on a plateau with their careers, but later they ascend.
Tracey Emin
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Ascend Translations

ascend in Afrikaans is styg, opstaan, opgaan
ascend in Dutch is opgaan, opkomen, opstaan, rijzen
ascend in French is remonte
ascend in German is aufsteigen, aufsteigen, hinaufsteigen
ascend in Italian is esalare
ascend in Spanish is ascender, subir
ascend in Swedish is a, bestiga