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Meaning & Definition of Descend in English

English

Descend

/dɪsɛnd/

verb

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

  • "The temperature is going down"
  • "The barometer is falling"
  • "The curtain fell on the diva"
  • "Her hand went up and then fell again"
    synonym:
  • descend
  • ,
  • fall
  • ,
  • go down
  • ,
  • come down

2. Come from

  • Be connected by a relationship of blood, for example
  • "She was descended from an old italian noble family"
  • "He comes from humble origins"
    synonym:
  • derive
  • ,
  • come
  • ,
  • descend

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

    synonym:
  • condescend
  • ,
  • deign
  • ,
  • descend

4. Come as if by falling

  • "Night fell"
  • "Silence fell"
    synonym:
  • fall
  • ,
  • descend
  • ,
  • settle