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  1. [verb] travel up, "We ascended the mountain"; "go up a ladder"; "The mountaineers slowly ascended the steep slope"
    Synonyms: go up

  2. [verb] go back in order of genealogical succession; "Inheritance may not ascend linearly"

  3. [verb] become king or queen; "She ascended to the throne after the King's death"

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

  5. [verb] slope upwards; "The path ascended to the top of the hill"

  6. [verb] come up, of celestial bodies; "The sun also rises"; "The sun uprising sees the dusk night fled..."; "Jupiter ascends"
    Synonyms: rise, come up, uprise


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