- 1to move upward, to rise
- 2to go up or climb something
Using ascend: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "ascend" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
The hikers began to ascend the mountain.
The hot air balloon slowly ascended into the sky.
She watched the bird ascend higher and higher.
He ascended to the throne after his father's death.
ascend Synonyms and Antonyms
Phrases with ascend
He ascended to power after a long political campaign.
She worked hard to ascend the ranks in her company.
The prince will ascend the throne when his father dies.
Origins of ascend
from Latin 'ascendere', from 'ad-' meaning 'to' + 'scandere' meaning 'to climb'
Summary: ascend in Brief
To 'ascend' [əˈsend] is to move upward or climb something. It can refer to physical movement, like climbing a mountain or rising in a hot air balloon, or metaphorical movement, like ascending to power or ascending the ranks in an organization. Synonyms include 'climb,' 'rise,' 'mount,' and 'scale.' Antonyms include 'descend,' 'fall,' 'drop,' and 'go down.'