Translation of ascender in English:

ascender

vi

  • 2 [formal] (cifrarse) [gastos/pérdidas]ascender a algo to amount to sth 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 a algo 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

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Cultural fact of the day

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.