Ascend vs. Transcend

By Jaxson

  • 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”

  • Transcend (verb)

    be or go beyond the range or limits of (a field of activity or conceptual sphere)

    “this was an issue transcending party politics”

  • Transcend (verb)

    surpass (a person or achievement)

    “he doubts that he will ever transcend Shakespeare”

Oxford Dictionary

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