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Dictionary definition for: Ascend

1. (v) travel up, "We ascended the mountain" "go up a ladder" "The mountaineers slowly ascended the steep slope"

2. (v) go back in order of genealogical succession; "Inheritance may not ascend linearly"

3. (v) become king or queen; "She ascended to the throne after the King''s death"

4. (v) go along towards (a river''s) source; "The boat ascended the Delaware"

5. (v) slope upwards; "The path ascended to the top of the hill"

6. (v) come up, of celestial bodies; "The sun also rises" "The sun uprising sees the dusk night fled..." "Jupiter ascends"

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