ascend a throne

become king, inherit the position of king

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • ascend the throne — To become king or queen • • • Main Entry: ↑ascend * * * ascend the throne phrase to become king or queen of a country Thesaurus: ruling and not rulinghyponym Main entry: ascend * * * become …   Useful english dictionary

  • ascend the throne — become king or queen. → ascend …   English new terms dictionary

  • ascend the throne — become king, take the throne, be crowned as monarch …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ascend the throne — to become king or queen of a country …   English dictionary

  • ascend — ascendable, ascendible, adj. /euh send /, v.i. 1. to move, climb, or go upward; mount; rise: The airplane ascended into the clouds. 2. to slant upward. 3. to rise to a higher point, rank, or degree; proceed from an inferior to a superior degree… …   Universalium

  • ascend — verb Etymology: Middle English, from Latin ascendere, from ad + scandere to climb more at scan Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. a. to move upward < the balloon ascended > b. to slope upward …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ascend — as|cend [əˈsend] v [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: ascendere, from ad to + scandere to climb ] 1.) [i]formal to move up through the air ≠ ↑descend ▪ The plane ascended rapidly. 2.) [T] written …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ascend */ — UK [əˈsend] / US verb Word forms ascend : present tense I/you/we/they ascend he/she/it ascends present participle ascending past tense ascended past participle ascended formal 1) [transitive] to climb a mountain, stairs etc They began slowly… …   English dictionary

  • ascend — as|cend [ ə send ] verb FORMAL * 1. ) transitive to climb a mountain, stairs, etc.: They began slowly ascending the rock face. a ) intransitive to rise into the air: We watched as the airplane ascended. b ) intransitive if a road, path, or set of …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ascend — verb 1》 go up; climb or rise. 2》 rise in status. 3》 (of a voice or sound) rise in pitch. Phrases ascend the throne become king or queen. Origin ME: from L. ascendere, from ad to + scandere to climb …   English new terms dictionary

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