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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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