Part of speech: verb

To go or move up; slope upward; mount; climb; rise.

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Usage examples "ascend":

  1. I may also add that a more awkward- looking, ill- favoured clergyman I never saw ascend the pulpit stairs. - "The Religious Life of London", J. Ewing Ritchie.
  2. At last he began to ascend the high hill which hid the house of his childhood from view. - "The Redemption of David Corson", Charles Frederic Goss.
  3. The rooms containing the books were amongst the bed- rooms, and after crossing the great hall, I had to turn my back on the stair which led to the ball- room and drawing- room, and ascend another to the left, so that I could come and go with little chance of meeting any of the family. - "Wilfrid Cumbermede", George MacDonald.