To move upward; to mount; to go up; to rise; -- opposed to descend.
- To go or move upward; rise. See Synonyms at rise.
- To slope upward.
- To rise from a lower level or station; advance: ascended from poverty to great wealth; ascend to the throne.
- To go back in time or upward in genealogical succession.
- To move upward upon or along; climb: ascended the mountain.
- To succeed to; occupy: ascended the throne upon the death of her father.