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English verb: ascend

1. ascend (motion) travel up,


SamplesWe ascended the mountain.
Go up a ladder.
The mountaineers slowly ascended the steep slope.


ExamplesThe airplane is sure to ascend


Synonymsgo up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel


Narrower (hyponym)come up, rise, rise up, surface, uprise


Antonymscome down, descend, go down, fall

2. ascend (stative) go back in order of genealogical succession


SamplesInheritance may not ascend linearly.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)date back, date from, go back

3. ascend (social) become king or queen


SamplesShe ascended to the throne after the King's death.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)accede, enter

4. ascend (motion) appear to be moving upward, as by means of tendrils


SamplesThe vine climbed up the side of the house.


Synonymsclimb up


Pattern of useSomething ----s

5. ascend (motion) go along towards (a river's) source


SamplesThe boat ascended the Delaware.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)follow, travel along

6. ascend (motion) slope upwards


SamplesThe path ascended to the top of the hill.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)incline, pitch, slope

7. ascend (motion) come up, of celestial bodies


SamplesThe sun also rises.
The sun uprising sees the dusk night fled....
Jupiter ascends.


Synonymscome up, rise, uprise


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)arise, come up, go up, lift, move up, rise, uprise


Domain categoryastronomy, uranology


Antonymsgo under, go down, set

8. ascend (motion) move to a better position in life or to a better job


SamplesShe ascended from a life of poverty to one of great.


Synonymsmove up, rise


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)change









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