"ascend" in the verb sense
1. ascend, go up
"We ascended the mountain"
"go up a ladder"
"The mountaineers slowly ascended the steep slope"
go back in order of genealogical succession
"Inheritance may not ascend linearly"
become king or queen
"She ascended to the throne after the King's death"
4. ascend, climb up
appear to be moving upward, as by means of tendrils
"the vine climbed up the side of the house"
go along towards (a river's) source
"The boat ascended the Delaware"
"The path ascended to the top of the hill"
7. rise, come up, uprise, ascend
come up, of celestial bodies
"The sun also rises"
"The sun uprising sees the dusk night fled..."
8. ascend, move up, rise
move to a better position in life or to a better job
"She ascended from a life of poverty to one of great renown"
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