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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
ascend (verb)
intransitive verb
1.
a) to move upward - the balloon ascended
b) to slope upward
2.
a) to rise from a lower level or degree - ascend to power
transitive verb
b) to go back in time or in order of genealogical succession
1.
to go or move up - ascend a staircase
2.
to succeed to - occupy ascend the throne
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
ascend (verb)
to move or extend upward
SYNONIMS:
arise, aspire, climb, lift, mount, rise, soar, thrust, up, uprise, upthrust, upturn
RELATED WORDS:
surge, tower; boost, elevate, raise, upheave, uplift, upraise; balloon, blast off, take off, zoom; crest, scale, surmount, top; cant, incline, lean, list, recline, slant, slope, tilt, tip
NEAR ANTONYMS:
dive, nose-dive, plummet, sink, slide
decline, descend, dip, drop, fall (off), plunge
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