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 for ascend
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ascend \As*cend"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Ascended; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Ascending.] [L. ascendere; ad + scandere to climb,
     mount. See Scan.]
     1. To move upward; to mount; to go up; to rise; -- opposed to
        descend.
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              Higher yet that star ascends.         --Bowring.
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              I ascend unto my father and your father. --John xx.
                                                    17.
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     Note: Formerly used with up.
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                 The smoke of it ascended up to heaven. --Addison.
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     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.
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     Syn: To rise; mount; climb; scale; soar; tower.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ascend \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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  ascend
      v 1: travel up, "We ascended the mountain"; "go up a ladder";
           "The mountaineers slowly ascended the steep slope" [syn:
           ascend, go up] [ant: come down, descend, fall,
           go down]
      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: appear to be moving upward, as by means of tendrils; "the
         vine climbed up the side of the house" [syn: ascend, climb
         up]
      5: go along towards (a river's) source; "The boat ascended the
         Delaware"
      6: slope upwards; "The path ascended to the top of the hill"
      7: come up, of celestial bodies; "The sun also rises"; "The sun
         uprising sees the dusk night fled..."; "Jupiter ascends"
         [syn: rise, come up, uprise, ascend] [ant: go down,
         go under, set]
      8: move to a better position in life or to a better job; "She
         ascended from a life of poverty to one of great [syn:
         ascend, move up, rise]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  113 Moby Thesaurus words for "ascend":
     advance, arise, aspire, back, back up, bank, budge,
     buss the clouds, cant, careen, chandelle, change, change place,
     circle, clamber, climb, come up, crest, curl upwards, decline,
     descend, dip, drop, ebb, escalade, escalate, fall, fall away,
     fall off, float, flow, gain altitude, get over, get up, go,
     go around, go downhill, go round, go sideways, go up, go uphill,
     grade, grow up, gyrate, hoick, incline, keel, lean, levitate, lift,
     list, loom, mount, move, move over, pitch, plunge, progress, rake,
     rear, rear up, regress, retreat, retrogress, rise, rise up, rotate,
     run, scale, scale the heights, scramble, shelve, shift, shin,
     sidle, sink, slant, slope, soar, spin, spiral, spire,
     stand on tiptoe, stand up, stir, stream, subside, surge, surmount,
     swag, swarm up, sway, sweep up, tilt, tip, top, tower, travel, up,
     upclimb, upgo, upgrow, upheave, uprear, uprise, upspin, upstream,
     upsurge, upswarm, upwind, wane, whirl, zoom
  
  

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