Ascender in English | Spanish to English Translation and Dictionary
intransitive verb
1. to go up, to climb (subir)
2. to rise, to go up (aumentar, elevarse)
3. to be promoted (en empleo, deportes) (a to)
  • ascender a to come o amount to (totalizar)
transitive verb
  • ascender a alguien (a) to promote somebody (to)
intransitive verb
1 (subir) [+persona] (en montaña) to climb up; (en el aire) to rise; ascend (formal)
ascendieron hasta 3.500 metros they climbed to 3,500 metres; ascendieron por el otro lado del monte they made their ascent on the other side of the mountain; they climbed up the other side of the mountain; el globo ascendió por los aires the balloon rose o ascended (formal) into the air; ascendía por las escaleras she ascended (literario) o climbed the steps
ascender en la escala social
2 [+temperatura, presión] to go up; rise
las temperaturas han ascendido en el norte
ascender a
[+empleado, equipo, militar] to be promoted to
ascendió al cargo de presidente de la compañía he was promoted to company president; he rose to the position of company president; el Málaga ha ascendido a primera división Málaga have gone up to the first division; Málaga have been promoted to the first division; ascender al trono to ascend the throne
cuando ascendió al trono desde que la ascendieron gana casi el doble
[+cantidad] to amount to; come to
los beneficios ascendieron a miles de libras the profits amounted o came to thousands of pounds; el número de heridos asciende ya a 20 the number of wounded has now risen to o has now reached 20; ¿a cuánto ascendió la factura? how much did the bill come to?
transitive verb
[+empleado, militar] to promote
lo ascendieron a teniente he rose o was promoted to the rank of lieutenant
Verb Conjugations for ascender
Gerund: ascendiendo
Participle: ascendido
The irregular conjugations of this verb are in red.
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