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English definition of “ascend”

ascend

verb [I or T] (GO UP)    /əˈsend/ formal
to move up or climb something: They slowly ascended the steep path up the mountain. There's a long flight of steps ascending (= leading up) to the cathedral doors.Moving upwards
(Definition of ascend verb (GO UP) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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