Rise and ascend Hello, what is the difference between "to rise" and "to ascend" or maybe rising and ascendant ? With simple words please.
Jun 28, 2019 8:35 AM
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I understand, thank you.
June 28, 2019
Ascend is more formal. It is also more specific. It has a very grand feel. Kings, queens and religious figures ascend to thrones and to the heavens and so on. I can't think of a non-physical thing that ascends. But all sorts of things rise (physical and non-physical): Sea levels rise. Unemployment rises. Crime levels rise. A dictator rises to power. A musician rises in popularity. A cake rises as it bakes. Hope that helps. Others here may offer more detail.
June 28, 2019
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