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ascend

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ascendˈsɛnd/verb
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ascend
ˈsɛnd/
verb
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Learner's definition of ASCEND  
formal  : to go up : to rise or move toward the sky
[no object]
[+ object]
— opposite descend
[no object]  : to slope or lead upward
— opposite descend
[no object]  : to rise to a higher or more powerful position in a government, company, etc.

ascend (to) the throne

: to become a king or queen

in ascending order

◊ If people or things are in ascending order, they are arranged in a series that begins with the least or smallest and ends with the greatest or largest.
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