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ascend

(ă-send′) [L. ascendere, to climb up]
To move from the lower part of the body toward the head. Guillain-Barré syndrome is an example of an ascending paralysis, which begins in the feet and progresses upward to the muscles of the legs, abdomen, and chest.
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Any other royal currently on the line of succession is unlikely to ever ascend the throne.
But the couple's decision shows that when Prince William does eventually ascend the throne he will lead a very different monarchy.
Summary: The British monarch's firstborn child, whether a girl or a boy, will ascend the throne under new succession rules approved Friday by Commonwealth nations, reversing centuries of tradition.
The young rabbit is destined to ascend the throne as master of all that is sugary and ovoid but EB harbours dreams of becoming a drummer in a rock band.
The poll of almost 2000 adults found that 59 per cent of people favour dispensing with tradition to see William, rather than his dad Prince Charles, ascend the throne.
WHEN Solomon was about to ascend the throne to succeed his father, David, he asked God for a "listening heart" in order to govern well.
A group of Japanese parliamentarians launched a nonpartisan league Tuesday to push to maintain Japan's traditional imperial succession rules allowing only males to ascend the throne.
24, 64.1 percent of Japanese surveyed said they approved of having female monarchs and their descendants ascend the throne.
Now the government is considering changing the constitution to allow Aiko [EYE-koh], the daughter of Crown Prince Naruhito and Princess Masako, to ascend the throne after her father, who is next in line.
The preference for male rulers was enshrined in a 1947 law that forbids women to ascend the throne and reserves it for men who have emperors on their father's side.
As he would be the fourth Richard to ascend the throne would he be known as King Richard IVF?
The newspaper said only 11% of respondents in the telephone poll conducted over the last weekend said only men should be allowed to ascend the throne.