Definition of "Ascend" :
verb: travel up
"We ascended the mountain."
verb: move to a better position in life or to a better job
"She ascended from a life of poverty to one of great renown."
verb: come up, of celestial bodies
verb: slope upwards
"The path ascended to the top of the hill."
verb: go along towards (a river's) source
"The boat ascended the Delaware."
verb: appear to be moving upward, as by means of tendrils
verb: become king or queen
"She ascended to the throne after the King's death."
verb: go back in order of genealogical succession
"Inheritance may not ascend linearly."