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What is the opposite of descend?

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Opposite of to move oneself downwards
“Those who ascend the summit of the mountain are rewarded with unparalleled views of the majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro and the Rift Valleys.”
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Opposite of to fall or dive downwards or to a lower level
“I knew the trees were full of the color of autumn, and the fog was waiting to rise to the skies.”
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Opposite of to move or fall (at an angle) to a lower level, pitch, etc.
“They marked the border of the highlands and as if to underline this, the road began gradually to incline upwards.”
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Opposite of to decrease in level, amount or value
“California's Central Valley could no longer be irrigated, and food prices would rise to unprecedented levels.”
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Opposite of to decline or deteriorate in state
“We must overcome our weaknesses in order to unlock our potential.”
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Opposite of to act in a shameful way that is far below one's usual standards
“It is time the people joined hands to rise above this pettiness, and set an example for the whole world to follow.”
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Opposite of to make an unexpected, and typically aggressive, visit to a place
“A booming announcement was made, and everyone would quickly retreat from the pool.”
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Opposite of to disembark or get off (a vehicle)
“We'll find the others and then we'll board the next train back to Italy.”
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Opposite of to affect or come upon
“They chanted prayers and songs so that the evil spirits would leave his body and never return.”
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Opposite of to originate from, especially by way of ancestry
“Solomon gives advice to his son, who would one day follow his father and become King.”
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(of an asset) Opposite of to pass by inheritance, typically from parent to child
“The individual owner, of course, may in turn sell, give, or bequeath his property to any other individual or to the state.”
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Opposite of to return to a former or less developed state
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Opposite of to do something that one regards as below one's dignity or level of importance
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Opposite of to gradually decline in effectiveness or vigor, especially due to underuse or neglect
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Opposite of to take violent or aggressive action against
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Opposite of to come to rest, especially after descending from the air
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Opposite of to cause a severe loss in the character, quality or dignity of
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Opposite of to originate from
“By Gemrin's bane, I command you to return from whence you came!”
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Opposite of to obtain or receive (something) from something else
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(of a person or animal) Opposite of to sink to or towards the ground
“She willed herself to stand for the ovation following a brutal match with her opponent.”
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