descend meaning

[ di'send ] Pronunciation:   "descend" in a sentence
  • Verb: descend  di'send
    1. Move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
      - 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"
      - derive, come 
    3. Do something that one considers to be below one's dignity
      - condescend, deign 
    4. Come as if by falling
      - fall, settle

    Derived forms: descends, descended, descending

    See also: descendant, descendent, descent

    Type of: act, come, go, locomote, move, travel

    Antonym: ascend

  • [Medicine]
    vi : to pass from a higher place or level to a lower one ‹normally the testicle descends into the scrotum between the seventh and ninth month in utero —Therapeutic Notes


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  1. i hope the grace of god would descend on me ..
  2. deep inspiration causes the liver to descend.
  3. he could not descend himself into the arena.
  4. night descends quickly in the tropics.
  5. something frightful was about to descend on him.

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