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Adjective ascending has 1 sense
  1. ascending - moving or going or growing upward; "the ascending plane"; "the ascending staircase"; "the ascending stems of chickweed"
    descending, declivitous, downhill, downward-sloping, degressive, descendant, descendent, down, downward, dropping, falling, drizzling, raining
Noun ascending has 1 sense
  1. rise, ascent, ascension, ascending - the act of changing location in an upward direction
    --1 is a kind of motion, movement, move
    --1 has particulars:
     levitation; heave, heaving; climb, mount; soar, zoom
Verb ascend has 6 senses
  1. ascend, go up - travel up, "We ascended the mountain"; "go up a ladder"; "The mountaineers slowly ascended the steep slope"
    --1 is one way to travel, go, move, locomote
    Antonyms: descend, fall, go down, come down
    Derived forms: noun ascension2, noun ascension5, noun ascent2, noun ascent3, noun ascender1
    Sample sentence:
    The airplane is sure to ascend
  2. ascend - go back in order of genealogical succession; "Inheritance may not ascend linearly"
    --2 is one way to
    go back, date back, date from
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  3. ascend - become king or queen; "She ascended to the throne after the King's death"
    --3 is one way to
    accede, enter
    Derived form: noun ascendancy1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s PP
  4. ascend - go along towards (a river's) source; "The boat ascended the Delaware"
    --4 is one way to
    follow, travel along
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  5. ascend - slope upwards; "The path ascended to the top of the hill"
    --5 is one way to
    slope, incline, pitch
    Derived forms: noun ascent1, noun ascender2
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  6. rise, come up, uprise, ascend - come up, of celestial bodies; "The sun also rises"; "The sun uprising sees the dusk night fled..."; "Jupiter ascends"
    --6 is one way to rise, lift, arise, move up, go up, come up, uprise
    Derived form: noun ascension4
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
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