- 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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The most famous celebrations of Holy Week in the Spanish-speaking world are held in Seville. Lay brotherhoods, cofradías, process through the city in huge parades between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Costaleros bear the pasos, huge floats carrying religious figures made of painted wood. Others, nazarenos (Nazarenes) and penitentes (penitents) walk alongside the pasos, in their distinctive costumes. During the processions they sing saetas, flamenco verses mourning Christ's passion. The Seville celebrations date back to the sixteenth century.