Point wand at the object and shoot wand upwards
The target object is thrown into the air
Alate is Latin for 'winged' whereas Ascendare is a Latin verb meaning 'to climb' or 'to ascend'. Therefore, the whole incantation may read something like "winged ascent".
Behind the scenes
- Bartemius Crouch Jr. may have used a variation of this spell to bounce a transfigured Draco Malfoy in the air several times as punishment in 1994. However, Gilderoy's spell lost contact with the wand and target immediately after usage, while Barty's spell kept the contact with wand and the target all the time.
- Alarte Ascendare may be closely related to the spell Ascendio which was used in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Both spells lift their targets high up into the air, with main difference being the target - Ascendio launches the caster into the air while Alarte Ascendare launches a target directed at by the wand.