how to pronounce ascend


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ascend is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of ascend in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… in terms of the conduct of ascend at the …”

meanings of ascend


  1. To trace, search or go backwards temporally (e.g., through records, genealogies, routes, etc.).
  2. To move upward, to fly, to soar.
  3. To become higher in pitch.
  4. To rise; to become higher, more noble, etc.
  5. To go up.
  6. To slope in an upward direction.
  7. To succeed.

ascend frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word ascend occurs in english on average 1.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics ascend can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that ascend can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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