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1. ascend

verb. ['əˈsɛnd'] travel up, "We ascended the mountain".

Synonyms

  • move
  • uprise
  • go up
  • come up
  • rise
  • go
  • rise up
  • locomote
  • travel

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • uncover
  • natural object
  • outside

Etymology

  • ascenden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ascendere (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Ascend

  • overextend
  • comprehend
  • condescend
  • transcend
  • recommend
  • landsend
  • apprehend
  • suspend
  • reoffend
  • pretend
  • portend
  • misspend
  • extend
  • expend
  • echemende
  • distend
  • contend
  • befriend
  • yearend
  • unbend
  • relend
  • intend
  • impend
  • descend
  • depend
  • defend
  • commend
  • backend
  • trend
  • spend

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A common misspelling of ascend is asend

Example sentences of the word ascend


1. Verb, base form
Climbers can ascend the wall in a number of ways.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
As the season progresses, springtime lows gradually ascend from the low 50s to the 60s.

Quotes containing the word ascend


1. It is the task of the enlightened not only to ascend to learning and to see the good but to be willing to descend again to those prisoners and to share their troubles and their honors, whether they are worth having or not. And this they must do, even with the prospect of death.
- Plato, The Allegory of the Cave

2. Ethical Dilemma of an Ascending Body [10w] + [10w] You can't ascend a ladderwithout rungs to push back;you can't climb a staircasewithout stairs to step on.
- Beryl Dov

2. ascend

verb. ['əˈsɛnd'] come up, of celestial bodies.

Synonyms

  • go up
  • come up
  • move up
  • rise
  • arise
  • lift

Antonyms

  • subsurface
  • linger
  • recede
  • ride

Etymology

  • ascenden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ascendere (Latin)

3. ascend

verb. ['əˈsɛnd'] slope upwards.

Synonyms

  • slope
  • pitch

Antonyms

  • fall
  • go
  • rise

Etymology

  • ascenden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ascendere (Latin)

4. ascend

verb. ['əˈsɛnd'] become king or queen.

Synonyms

  • accede

Antonyms

  • stand still
  • push

Etymology

  • ascenden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ascendere (Latin)

5. ascend

verb. ['əˈsɛnd'] move to a better position in life or to a better job.

Synonyms

  • change
  • rise

Antonyms

  • inside
  • disappear
  • overhead

Etymology

  • ascenden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ascendere (Latin)

6. ascend

verb. ['əˈsɛnd'] go along towards (a river's) source.

Synonyms

  • follow

Antonyms

  • advance
  • rush

Etymology

  • ascenden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ascendere (Latin)

7. ascend

verb. ['əˈsɛnd'] appear to be moving upward, as by means of tendrils.

Antonyms

  • enter

Etymology

  • ascenden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ascendere (Latin)

8. ascend

verb. ['əˈsɛnd'] go back in order of genealogical succession.

Synonyms

  • go back
  • date from

Antonyms

  • pull
  • unwind
  • arrange

Etymology

  • ascenden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ascendere (Latin)
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