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Meaning of word descend from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

descend   verb

Meaning : Move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way.

Example : The temperature is going down.
The barometer is falling.
The curtain fell on the diva.
Her hand went up and then fell again.

Synonyms : come down, fall, go down

Travel up.

We ascended the mountain.
Go up a ladder.
The mountaineers slowly ascended the steep slope.
ascend, go up

Move upward.

The fog lifted.
The smoke arose from the forest fire.
The mist uprose from the meadows.
arise, come up, go up, lift, move up, rise, uprise

Meaning : Come from. Be connected by a relationship of blood, for example.

Example : She was descended from an old Italian noble family.
He comes from humble origins.

Synonyms : come, derive

Meaning : Do something that one considers to be below one's dignity.

Synonyms : condescend, deign

Meaning : Come as if by falling.

Example : Night fell.
Silence fell.

Synonyms : fall, settle