- 1 [formal] (subir, elevarse) [temperatura/precios] to rise; [globo] to rise, ascend [formal] ascendieron por la ladera oeste de la montaña they made their ascent by o they climbed the west face of the mountain ascendió a los cielos [Bib] He ascended into Heaven
- 2 [formal] (cifrarse) [gastos/pérdidas]ascender
aalgo to amount tosth sus deudas ascienden a un millón de dólares his debts amount to o run to o come to o add up to o total a million dollars el número de detenidos asciende a más de 300 there have been more than 300 arrests el número de muertos asciende ya a 48 the number of dead has now reached 48
- 3 [empleado/oficial] to be promoted ha ascendido rápidamente en su carrera he has risen o advanced rapidly in his careerascender
aalgo después de cuatro años ascendió a director general after four years he was promoted to o he rose to the position of general manager ascendió a capitán he was promoted to the rank of captain el equipo ha ascendido a primera división the team has gone up to o has been promoted to the first division ascender al trono to ascend the throne
- [empleado/oficial] to promote fue ascendido a capitán de fragata he was promoted to (the rank of) commander
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La movida madrileña is an expression referring to the Madrid social and cultural scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, and the people involved in it. It was a youth phenomenon based around night spots in the city, such as the now defunct club Rock-Ola. One of the leading lights of the movida was the movie director Pedro Almodóvar.