Ascend vs Rocket - What's the difference?

ascend | rocket |

As verbs the difference between ascend and rocket

is that ascend is to move upward, to fly, to soar while rocket is to accelerate swiftly and powerfully.

As a noun rocket is

a rocket engine or rocket can be the leaf vegetable eruca sativa'' or ''eruca vesicaria .



(wikipedia ascend)


(en verb)
  • To move upward, to fly, to soar.
  • He ascended to heaven upon a cloud.
  • To slope in an upward direction.
  • The road ascends the mountain.
  • To go up.
  • You ascend the stairs and take a right.
  • To succeed.
  • She ascended the throne when her mother abdicated.
  • (figurative) To rise; to become higher, more noble, etc.
  • Our inquiries ascend to the remotest antiquity.


    * descend


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    (wikipedia rocket)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) rocchetta, from (etyl) . More at .


    (en noun)
  • A rocket engine.
  • (military) A non-guided missile propelled by a rocket engine.
  • A vehicle propelled by a rocket engine.
  • A rocket propelled firework, a skyrocket
  • (slang) An ace (the playing card).
  • An angry communication (such as a letter or telegram) to a subordinate.
  • * 1980 , David Schoenbrun, Soldiers of the Night: The Story of , Dutton, ISBN 9780525206637, page 203,
  • While [Colonel Robert] Solborg and [Jacques] Lemaigre[-Dubreuil] were dreaming of revolts, had learned of Solborg’s insubordination and meddling. He sent him a “rocket ” ordering him out of North Africa and back to Lisbon at once. Solborg flew to Lisbon and then on to Washington to face out his problem with Donovan.
  • A blunt lance head used in jousting.
  • Derived terms
    * chemical rocket * Congreve rocket * hybrid rocket * liquid rocket * nuclear rocket * rocket belt * rocket car * rocketeer * rocket launcher * rocket plane * rocketry * rocket science * rocket ship * rocket stage * skyrocket * snot rocket * solid rocket * space rocket * thermal rocket * water rocket
    See also
    * ICBM
    * Watkins, Calvert (2000). The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots'' 2nd edn., p. ,72, s.v. ''ruk- . Boston: Houghton Mifflin, ISBN 978-0-618-08250-6. * Weisenberg, Michael (2000). The Official Dictionary of Poker. MGI/Mike Caro University. ISBN 978-1880069523. *


    (en verb)
  • To accelerate swiftly and powerfully
  • To fly vertically
  • To rise or soar rapidly
  • To carry something in a rocket
  • To attack something with rockets
  • Etymology 2

    (etyl) roquette, (etyl) ruchetta, diminutive of ruca, (etyl) eruca. Cognate to (arugula).


  • The leaf vegetable Eruca sativa'' or ''Eruca vesicaria .
  • rocket larkspur
  • Synonyms
    * (US) arugula * rocket salad