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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ascend, go up(verb)

    travel up, "We ascended the mountain"

    "go up a ladder"; "The mountaineers slowly ascended the steep slope"

    rise, come on, burn down, lift, come near, burn up, arise, go up, approach, come up, draw near, draw close, mount, climb up, move up, near, uprise, climb

    go down, descend, fall, come down

  2. ascend(verb)

    go back in order of genealogical succession

    "Inheritance may not ascend linearly"

    rise, climb up, go up, uprise, come up, move up

    fall, come down, go down, descend

  3. ascend(verb)

    become king or queen

    "She ascended to the throne after the King's death"

    rise, climb up, go up, uprise, come up, move up

    fall, come down, go down, descend

  4. ascend, climb up(verb)

    appear to be moving upward, as by means of tendrils

    "the vine climbed up the side of the house"

    climb up, rise, mount, move up, climb, come up, jump, go up, uprise

    go down, descend, come down, fall

  5. ascend(verb)

    go along towards (a river's) source

    "The boat ascended the Delaware"

    rise, climb up, go up, uprise, come up, move up

    descend, fall, come down, go down

  6. ascend(verb)

    slope upwards

    "The path ascended to the top of the hill"

    rise, climb up, go up, uprise, come up, move up

    fall, come down, go down, descend

  7. rise, come up, uprise, ascend(verb)

    come up, of celestial bodies

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

    line up, rear, bristle, rise, get hold, rally, stand up, climb up, muster, muster up, uprise, find, heighten, go up, rebel, surface, lift, arise, spring up, come up, grow, originate, scrape, bob up, resurrect, go on, scratch, develop, climb, get up, prove, summon, move up, turn out, jump, come, come on, mount, rise up, wax, scrape up

    fall, go down, come down, descend

  8. ascend, move up, rise(verb)

    move to a better position in life or to a better job

    "She ascended from a life of poverty to one of great

    rise, prove, grow, get up, wax, spring up, lift, develop, surface, arise, resurrect, go up, come up, rear, turn out, heighten, move up, originate, mount, climb up, stand up, uprise, rise up, rebel, climb, jump

    fall, descend, go down, come down


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  5. ascend(verb)

    To succeed.


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ascend

    To rise is to move up or upward whether slowly or quickly, whether through the least or greatest distance; the waves rise; the mists rise; the river rises after heavy rains; as said of persons, to rise is to come to an erect position after kneeling, sitting, reclining, or lying down; as, to rise from a sick-bed; my friend rose as I entered; the guests rose to depart; so a deliberative assembly or a committee is said to rise when it breaks up a session; a sun or star rises when to our apprehension it comes above the horizon and begins to go up the sky. To ascend is to go far upward, and is often used in a stately sense; as, Christ ascended to heaven. The shorter form rise is now generally preferred to the longer form arise, except in poetic or elevated style. The sun rises or arises; the river springs at a bound from the foot of the glacier and flows through the lands to the ocean. Smoke issues from a chimney and ascends toward the sky. Light and heat emanate from the sun.

    arise, emanate, flow, issue, proceed, rise, spring

    decline, descend, drop, fall, go down, set, settle, sink

    Rise from slumber; rise to duty; rise at the summons; we rose with the lark.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ascend

    rise, mount, soar, surmount, go up, climb, tower, scale

    fall, descend, sink

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ascend(v. n.)

    rise, arise, aspire, mount, soar, tower, CLIMB, go up

  2. ascend(v. n.)

    go backward (in the order of time)

  3. ascend(v. a.)

    CLIMB, scale, get up, go up

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