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 for Ascending
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ascend \As*cend"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Ascended; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Ascending.] [L. ascendere; ad + scandere to climb,
     mount. See Scan.]
     1. To move upward; to mount; to go up; to rise; -- opposed to
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              Higher yet that star ascends.         --Bowring.
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              I ascend unto my father and your father. --John xx.
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     Note: Formerly used with up.
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                 The smoke of it ascended up to heaven. --Addison.
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     2. 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.
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     Syn: To rise; mount; climb; scale; soar; tower.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ascending \As*cend"ing\, a.
     Rising; moving upward; as, an ascending kite. --
     As*cend"ing*ly, adv.
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     Ascending latitude (Astron.), the increasing latitude of a
        planet. --Ferguson.
     Ascending line (Geneol.), the line of relationship traced
        backward or through one's ancestors. One's father and
        mother, grandfather and grandmother, etc., are in the line
        direct ascending.
     Ascending node having, that node of the moon or a planet
        wherein it passes the ecliptic to proceed northward. It is
        also called the northern node. --Herschel.
     Ascending series. (Math.)
     (a) A series arranged according to the ascending powers of a
     (b) A series in which each term is greater than the
     Ascending signs, signs east of the meridian.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: moving or going or growing upward; "the ascending plane";
             "the ascending staircase"; "the ascending stems of
             chickweed" [ant: descending(a)]
      n 1: the act of changing location in an upward direction [syn:
           rise, ascent, ascension, ascending]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  95 Moby Thesaurus words for "ascending":
     Olympian, acclinate, acclivitous, aerial, airy, altitudinous,
     anabatic, ascendant, ascensional, ascensive, aspiring, axial, back,
     back-flowing, backward, climbing, colossal, descending, dominating,
     down-trending, downward, drifting, elevated, eminent, ethereal,
     exalted, flowing, fluent, flying, going, gyrational, gyratory,
     haughty, high, high-pitched, high-reaching, high-set, high-up,
     in the ascendant, leaping, lofty, monumental, mounting, outtopping,
     overlooking, overtopping, passing, plunging, progressive,
     prominent, rampant, rearing, reflowing, refluent, regressive,
     retrogressive, rising, rotary, rotational, rotatory, running,
     rushing, saltatory, scandent, scansorial, sideward, sinking,
     skyrocketing, soaring, spiraling, spiring, springing, steep,
     streaming, sublime, superlative, supernal, topless, toplofty,
     topping, towering, towery, up-trending, uparching, upcoming,
     upgoing, upgrade, uphill, uphillward, uplifted, upreared, uprising,
     upsloping, upward, upwith

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