To move upward, to fly, to soar.
“He ascended to heaven upon a cloud.”
To slope in an upward direction.
“The road ascends the mountain.”
To go up.
“You ascend the stairs and take a right.”
“She ascended the throne when her mother abdicated.”
To rise; to become higher, more noble, etc.
“Our inquiries ascend to the remotest antiquity.”
to pass beyond the limits of something.
to surpass, as in intensity or power; to excel.
To climb; to mount.
“lights in the heavens transcending the region of the clouds”
be or go beyond the range or limits of (a field of activity or conceptual sphere)
“this was an issue transcending party politics”
surpass (a person or achievement)
“he doubts that he will ever transcend Shakespeare”