1. travel up

- We ascended the mountain

- The mountaineers slowly ascended the steep slope

Definition categories: motion, go, locomote, move, travel

2. go back in order of genealogical succession

- Inheritance may not ascend linearly

Definition categories: stative

3. become king or queen

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

Definition categories: social, accede, enter

4. appear to be moving upward, as by means of tendrils

Definition categories: motion

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

- The boat ascended the Delaware

Definition categories: motion, follow

6. slope upwards

- The path ascended to the top of the hill

Definition categories: motion, incline, pitch, slope

7. come up, of celestial bodies

- Jupiter ascends

Similar word(s): rise, uprise

Definition categories: motion, arise, lift, rise, uprise

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

- She ascended from a life of poverty to one of great renown

Similar word(s): rise

Definition categories: motion, change

Sentences with ascend as a verb:

- He ascended to heaven upon a cloud.

- The road ascends the mountain.

- You ascend the stairs and take a right.

- She ascended the throne when her mother abdicated.

- Our inquiries ascend to the remotest antiquity.