ascend


ascend
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 back in time or line of ancestry
vt.
1. to move upward along; mount; climb [to ascend stairs]
2. to move toward the source of [to ascend a river]
3. to succeed to (a throne)
ascendable
adj.
ascendible

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