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ascender

Translation of ascender in English:

verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb

  • 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/or advanced rapidly in his careerascender a algo 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

verbo transitivo/transitive verb

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