Meaning of ascend

Definition of ascend

(verb) travel up; "We ascended the mountain"; "go up a ladder"; "The mountaineers slowly ascended the steep slope"
go back in order of genealogical succession; "Inheritance may not ascend linearly"
become king or queen; "She ascended to the throne after the King's death"
appear to be moving upward, as by means of tendrils; "the vine climbed up the side of the house"
go along towards (a river's) source; "The boat ascended the Delaware"
slope upwards; "The path ascended to the top of the hill"
come up, of celestial bodies; "The sun also rises"; "The sun uprising sees the dusk night fled..."; "Jupiter ascends"
move to a better position in life or to a better job; "She ascended from a life of poverty to one of great renown"

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