ascender a

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ascender a
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to raise to a higher position)
a. to promote
Voy a despedir a Juan y a ascender a Claudia. Es lo justo.I'm going to fire Juan and promote Claudia. It's the fair thing to do.
b. to promote to
No me lo vas a creer, pero mi jefe me acaba de ascender a gerente general. - ¡Felicidades!You're not going to believe me, but my boss just promoted me to general manager! - Congratulations!
2. (to be raised to a higher position)
a. to be promoted
¿Ascendieron a Paula? - No, ascendieron a Andrea. Paula se queda donde está.Was Paula promoted? - No, Andrea was promoted. Paula is staying right where she is.
b. to be promoted to
Honestamente, estoy un poco molesto de que hayan ascendido a Daniel a supervisor. Yo me merecía el puesto más que él.Honestly, I'm a bit annoyed that Daniel was promoted to supervisor. I deserved the position more than he did.
c. to go up to
Tras ganar el último partido, el equipo fue ascendido a primera división.After winning their last game, the team was promoted to the first division.
3. (to increase to)
a. to rise to
Se espera que la tasa de inflación ascienda a 5% este trimestre.The inflation rate is expected to rise to 5% this quarter.
b. to go up to
El pronóstico dice que la temperatura mañana puede ascender a 102 grados.The forecast says that the temperature might go up to 102 degrees tomorrow.
4. (to move upwards to)
a. to rise to
El cohete ascendió a una altitud de 60 pies antes de comenzar a descender.The rocket rose to an altitude of 60 feet before starting to descend.
b. to ascend to
Esta luz roja comenzará a parpadear una vez que el globo meteorológico ascienda a la altura deseada.This red light will start blinking once the weather balloon ascends to the desired altitude.
c. to climb to
Les tomó tres días a los alpinistas ascender a la cima de la montaña.It took the mountaineers three days to climb to the top of the mountain.
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