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verb formal ascend pronunciation in British English /əˈsend/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyascend
he/she/itascends
present participleascending
past tenseascended
past participleascended
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  1. 1
    [transitive] to climb a mountain, stairs etc
    They began slowly ascending the rock face.
    1. a.
      [intransitive] to rise into the air
      We watched as the plane ascended.
  2. 2
    [intransitive] to get a more important job or position
    Through hard work and perseverance, she ascended through the ranks to become vice president.

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