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Ascend vs. Transcend

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  • Ascend (verb)

    To move upward, to fly, to soar.

    "He ascended to heaven upon a cloud."

  • Ascend (verb)

    To slope in an upward direction.

    "The road ascends the mountain."

  • Ascend (verb)

    To go up.

    "You ascend the stairs and take a right."

  • Ascend (verb)

    To succeed.

    "She ascended the throne when her mother abdicated."

  • Ascend (verb)

    To rise; to become higher, more noble, etc.

    "Our inquiries ascend to the remotest antiquity."

  • Transcend (verb)

    to pass beyond the limits of something.

  • Transcend (verb)

    to surpass, as in intensity or power; to excel.

  • Transcend (verb)

    To climb; to mount.

    "lights in the heavens transcending the region of the clouds"

Wiktionary
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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Ascend (verb)

    To move upward; to mount; to go up; to rise; - opposed to descend.

  • Ascend (verb)

    To rise, in a figurative sense; to proceed from an inferior to a superior degree, from mean to noble objects, from particulars to generals, from modern to ancient times, from one note to another more acute, etc.; as, our inquiries ascend to the remotest antiquity; to ascend to our first progenitor.

  • Ascend

    To go or move upward upon or along; to climb; to mount; to go up the top of; as, to ascend a hill, a ladder, a tree, a river, a throne.

  • Transcend

    To rise above; to surmount; as, lights in the heavens transcending the region of the clouds.

  • Transcend

    To pass over; to go beyond; to exceed.

  • Transcend

    To surpass; to outgo; to excel; to exceed.

  • Transcend (verb)

    To climb; to mount.

  • Transcend (verb)

    To be transcendent; to excel.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Ascend (verb)

    travel up,

    "We ascended the mountain"

    "go up a ladder"

    "The mountaineers slowly ascended the steep slope"

  • Ascend (verb)

    go back in order of genealogical succession;

    "Inheritance may not ascend linearly"

  • Ascend (verb)

    become king or queen;

    "She ascended to the throne after the King's death"

  • Ascend (verb)

    go along towards (a river's) source;

    "The boat ascended the Delaware"

  • Ascend (verb)

    slope upwards;

    "The path ascended to the top of the hill"

  • Ascend (verb)

    come up, of celestial bodies;

    "The sun also rises"

    "The sun uprising sees the dusk night fled..."

    "Jupiter ascends"

  • Transcend (verb)

    go beyond;

    "Their loyalty exceeds their national bonds"

  • Transcend (verb)

    go beyond;

    "She exceeded our expectations"

    "She topped her performance of last year"

Princeton's WordNet

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