Ascend

  • 1 ascend — 1 *rise, arise, mount, soar, tower, rocket, levitate, surge Analogous words: elevate, raise, rear, *lift: *advance, progress Antonyms: descend 2 Ascend, mount, climb, scale mean to move upward to or toward a summit. Ascend is the most colorless… …

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  • 2 Ascend — means to go up, fly, or soar.Ascend (ascendant, ascendance, ascendancy/ascendency, ascended, ascender, ascending, ascent, ascension, etc) may also refer to:Anatomy/Medicine * Ascending aorta * Ascending cervical artery * Ascending colon *… …

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  • 3 Ascend — As*cend , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Ascended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ascending}.] [L. ascendere; ad + scandere to climb, mount. See {Scan}.] 1. To move upward; to mount; to go up; to rise; opposed to {descend}. [1913 Webster] Higher yet that star ascends.… …

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  • 4 ascend — [ə send′] vi. [ME ascenden < OFr ascendre < L ascendere < ad , to + scandere, to climb] 1. to go up; move upward; rise 2. to proceed from a lower to a higher level or degree, as in rank, pitch, etc. 3. to slope or lead upward 4. to go… …

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  • 5 Ascend — As*cend , v. t. 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. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 6 ascend — (v.) late 14c., from L. ascendere to climb up, mount, ascend, figuratively to rise, reach, from ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + scandere to climb (see SCAN (Cf. scan) (v.)). Also in 15c. used with a sense to mount (a female) for copulation. Related:… …

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  • 7 ascend — index expand, progress Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 8 ascend — [v] go up arise, climb, escalate, float, fly, lift off, mount, move up, rise, scale, soar, sprout, take off, tower; concepts 149,166 Ant. decline, descend, go down, lower …

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  • 9 ascend — ► VERB 1) go up; climb or rise. 2) rise in status. 3) (of a voice or sound) rise in pitch. ORIGIN Latin ascendere …

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  • 10 ASCEND — Infobox Software name = ASCEND caption = developer = the ASCEND team latest release version = 0.9.5.114 latest release date = Feb 27, 2008 operating system = Linux, Windows (and partial support for Mac OSX) programming language = C, Python,… …

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  • 11 ascend — [[t]əse̱nd[/t]] ascends, ascending, ascended 1) VERB If you ascend a hill or staircase, you go up it. [WRITTEN] [V n] Mrs Clayton had to hold Lizzie s hand as they ascended the steps... [V prep/adv] Then we ascend steeply through forests of… …

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  • 12 ascend — ascendable, ascendible, adj. /euh send /, v.i. 1. to move, climb, or go upward; mount; rise: The airplane ascended into the clouds. 2. to slant upward. 3. to rise to a higher point, rank, or degree; proceed from an inferior to a superior degree… …

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  • 13 ascend — verb Etymology: Middle English, from Latin ascendere, from ad + scandere to climb more at scan Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. a. to move upward < the balloon ascended > b. to slope upward …

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  • 14 ascend — as|cend [əˈsend] v [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: ascendere, from ad to + scandere to climb ] 1.) [i]formal to move up through the air ≠ ↑descend ▪ The plane ascended rapidly. 2.) [T] written …

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  • 15 ascend */ — UK [əˈsend] / US verb Word forms ascend : present tense I/you/we/they ascend he/she/it ascends present participle ascending past tense ascended past participle ascended formal 1) [transitive] to climb a mountain, stairs etc They began slowly… …

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  • 16 ascend — /əˈsɛnd / (say uh send) verb (i) 1. to climb or go upwards; mount; rise. 2. to rise to a higher point or degree; proceed from an inferior to a superior degree or level. 3. to go towards the source or beginning; go back in time. 4. Music to rise… …

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  • 17 ascend — as·cend ə send vi to move upward: as a) to conduct nerve impulses toward or to the brain <nerve fibers that ascend to a nucleus of the brain> <ascending and descending tracts> b) to affect the extremities and esp. the lower limbs… …

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  • 18 ascend — verb ADVERB ▪ gently ▪ steeply ▪ quickly, rapidly ▪ slowly PREPOSITION ▪ …

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  • 19 ascend to — phr verb Ascend to is used with these nouns as the object: ↑heaven …

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  • 20 ascend — as|cend [ ə send ] verb FORMAL * 1. ) transitive to climb a mountain, stairs, etc.: They began slowly ascending the rock face. a ) intransitive to rise into the air: We watched as the airplane ascended. b ) intransitive if a road, path, or set of …

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