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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 as·cend /əˈsɛnd/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 as·cend /əˈsɛnd/ 不及物動詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 As·cend v. i. [imp. & p. p. Ascended; p. pr. & vb. n. Ascending.]
 1. To move upward; to mount; to go up; to rise; -- opposed to descend.
    Higher yet that star ascends.   --Bowring.
    I ascend unto my father and your father.   --John xx. 17.
 Note: Formerly used with up.
    The smoke of it ascended up to heaven.   --Addison.
 2. To rise, in a figurative sense; to proceed from an inferior to a superior degree, from mean to noble objects, from particulars to generals, from modern to ancient times, from one note to another more acute, etc.; as, our inquiries ascend to the remotest antiquity; to ascend to our first progenitor.
 Syn: -- To rise; mount; climb; scale; soar; tower.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 As·cend, v. t. To go or move upward upon or along; to climb; to mount; to go up the top of; as, to ascend a hill, a ladder, a tree, a river, a throne.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: travel up, "We ascended the mountain"; "go up a ladder";
           "The mountaineers slowly ascended the steep slope" [syn:
            go up] [ant: descend]
      2: go back in order of genealogical succession; "Inheritance
         may not ascend linearly"
      3: become king or queen; "She ascended to the throne after the
         King's death"
      4: go along towards (a river's) source; "The boat ascended the
      5: slope upwards; "The path ascended to the top of the hill"
      6: come up, of celestial bodies; "The sun also rises"; "The sun
         uprising sees the dusk night fled..."; "Jupiter ascends"
         [syn: rise, come up, uprise] [ant: set]