- 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/or they climbed the west face of the mountain ascendió a los cielos [Biblia/Bible] 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/or advanced rapidly in his careerascender
aalgo después de cuatro años ascendió a director general after four years he was promoted to o/or 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/or 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
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...