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  Definition of descend
  1. come as if by falling; "Night fell"; "Silence fell"
  2. 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"
  3. do something that one considers to be below one''s dignity
  4. 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"
Similar Words: fall, settle, go down, come down, condescend, deign, derive, come

 

See Also: collapse, fall in, cave in, give, give way, break, founder

 

Hyponyms: prolapse, rappel, abseil, rope down, unhorse, dismount, light, get off, get down, avalanche, roll down, dive, plunge, plunk, set, go down, go under, decline, slump, correct, precipitate, sink, subside, crash, flop, tumble, topple, drop, plop, pitch, alight, climb down, settle, pounce, swoop, drip, cascade, cascade down

 

Grouped Verbs: fall, hail, come, derive

 

Derivational Morphology: fall, descent, line of descent, lineage, filiation, line, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stock, descendant, descendent, derivation

 

 
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