ascend [ascended, ascending] v

L. ad- to + scenděre, climb.

  1. Disappear; move up out of view; [fig.] die; go to heaven; leave mortality.
  2. [Music] grow in volume; rise in sound, pitch, or emotional intensity.
  3. Approach by intense effort.
  4. Rise; lift; soar; move upwards in the air.
  5. Climb; scale; move upwards on a surface.