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ascend

as·cend

ascend

 
pronunciation:
send
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part of speech: verb
inflections: ascended, ascending, ascends
definition 1: to go upward; climb; rise.
The airplane ascended above the clouds.
synonyms:
climb, rise
antonyms:
descend, fall
similar words:
arise, clamber, fly, lift, mount, move up, soar, tower
definition 2: to go up on or along; climb or rise on.
He ascended the staircase.The notes ascended the musical scale.
synonyms:
climb, go up, mount, move up
antonyms:
descend
similar words:
scale, shin
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a-3 Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix a-3 occurs in Latin and Old French loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad-, which, in Latin loanwords, is used before roots beginning with "s" and another consonant, such as "spect" and "scrib." See ad-.
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scen, scend Latin root that means climb