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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}. 
 
  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. 




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