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Synonyms for descend
dɪˈsɛndde·scend

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Wiktionary

  1. descendverb

    Synonyms:
    go down

    Antonyms:
    ascend, go up

  2. descendverb

    To pass from a higher to a lower place; to move downwards; to come or go down in any way, as by falling, flowing, walking, etc.; to plunge; to fall; to incline downward

    Synonyms:
    go down

    Antonyms:
    go up, ascend

  3. descendverb

    To enter mentally; to retire. [Poetic]

    [He] with holiest meditations fed, Into himself descended. John Milton.

    Synonyms:
    go down

    Antonyms:
    ascend, go up

  4. descendverb

    To make an attack, or incursion, as if from a vantage ground; to come suddenly and with violence; -- with on or upon.

    And on the suitors let thy wrath descend. Alexander Pope.

    Synonyms:
    go down

    Antonyms:
    go up, ascend

  5. descendverb

    To come down to a lower, less fortunate, humbler, less virtuous, or worse, state or station; to lower or abase one's self; as, he descended from his high estate.

    Synonyms:
    go down

    Antonyms:
    go up, ascend

  6. descendverb

    To pass from the more general or important to the particular or less important matters to be considered.

    Synonyms:
    go down

    Antonyms:
    go up, ascend

  7. descendverb

    To come down, as from a source, original, or stock; to be derived; to proceed by generation or by transmission; to fall or pass by inheritance; as, the beggar may descend from a prince; a crown descends to the heir.

    Synonyms:
    go down

    Antonyms:
    go up, ascend

  8. descendverb

    To move toward the south, or to the southward.

    Synonyms:
    go down

    Antonyms:
    ascend, go up

  9. descendverb

    To fall in pitch; to pass from a higher to a lower tone.

    Synonyms:
    go down

    Antonyms:
    ascend, go up

  10. descendverb

    To go down upon or along; to pass from a higher to a lower part of; as, they descended the river in boats; to descend a ladder.

    But never tears his cheek descended. Byron.

    Synonyms:
    go down

    Antonyms:
    go up, ascend

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. descend

    Synonyms:
    decline, drop, fall, go down, set, settle, sink

    Antonyms:
    arise, ascend, emanate, flow, issue, proceed, rise, spring

Princeton's WordNet

  1. descend, fall, go down, come downverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    crash, boil down, shine, go down, light, accrue, diminish, set, strike, devolve, sicken, flow, precipitate, settle, go under, reduce, condescend, lessen, come down, sink, deign, pass, come, fall, return, decrease, derive, decline, wane, hang, fall down

    Antonyms:
    ascend, go up

  2. derive, come, descendverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    deduct, derive, go down, infer, issue forth, gain, come down, amount, total, educe, occur, settle, arrive, number, condescend, come up, hail, follow, fare, deign, get, come, fall, get along, make out, do, come in, deduce, add up

    Antonyms:
    go up, ascend

  3. condescend, deign, descendverb

    do something that one considers to be below one's dignity

    Synonyms:
    condescend, fall, deign, come down, stoop, derive, patronize, settle, patronise, lower oneself, go down, come

    Antonyms:
    go up, ascend

  4. fall, descend, settleverb

    come as if by falling

    "Night fell"; "Silence fell"

    Synonyms:
    settle, fall down, lessen, deign, decrease, make up, patch up, return, sink, settle down, go down, square off, flow, precipitate, strike, subside, come down, root, determine, devolve, steady down, go under, reconcile, fall, finalise, ensconce, get back, pass, conciliate, shine, adjudicate, accrue, decide, diminish, derive, square up, hang, resolve, locate, come, nail down, condescend, finalize, light, take root

    Antonyms:
    go up, ascend

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Editors Contribution

  1. stepped

    it is used in some sentences where we using the words like downstairs.

    i stepped back onto the landing

    Submitted by anonymous on December 16, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. descendverb

    Synonyms:
    fall, sink, drop, go down, come down

  2. descendverb

    Synonyms:
    dismount, alight, get down

  3. descendverb

    Synonyms:
    go, pass, proceed, be transferred

  4. descendverb

    Synonyms:
    originate, be derived, take rise

  5. descendverb

    Synonyms:
    make an attack, make an assault

  6. descendverb

    Synonyms:
    go down, move down

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How to use descend in a sentence?

  1. Barack Obama:

    We are not well served when, in response to a terrorist attack, we descend into fear and panic, we don't make good decisions if it's based on hysteria or an exaggeration of risks.

  2. Van Beurden:

    You cannot talk credibly about lowering emissions globally if, for example, you are slow to acknowledge climate change; if you undermine calls for an effective carbon price; and if you always descend into the 'jobs versus environment' argument in the public debate.

  3. Albert Vera:

    The Washington Square Park situation reminds me a lot of the Tompkins Square Park situation of 1988, the cityeither needs to ignore the situation totally and let the park descend into bedlam or just end it. The choice is theirs. I don’t think it will end without some sort of police action.

  4. Joshua Swamidass:

    But now, clearing up some big scientificunderstandings, we know that all four of these things can be true at the same time, even if Adam and Eve lived as recently as just 6,000 years ago, they would be the genealogical ancestors of everyoneacross the globe by AD 1. They could even have been created de novo, from the dust and a rib. Of course, atthe same time, we would also descend from people outside the Garden, otherswhom God created by a providentially governed process of evolution.

  5. Vaclav Havel:

    Modern man must descend the spiral of his own absurdity to the lowest point only then can he look beyond it. It is obviously impossible to get around it, jump over it, or simply avoid it.


Translations for descend

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  • هبط, نزلArabic
  • спусці́цца, спуска́ццаBelarusian
  • налитам, слизам, спускам се, произлизам, нахвърлям се, предавам се по наследствоBulgarian
  • descendirCatalan, Valencian
  • sestoupitCzech
  • absteigen, niedergehen, herunterkommenGerman
  • κατεβαίνωGreek
  • descender, bajarSpanish
  • polveutua, laskeutua, vajota, laskea, [[mennä]] [[yksityiskohtiin]], pudota, alentua, periytyäFinnish
  • descendreFrench
  • ירדHebrew
  • उतरनाHindi
  • scendereItalian
  • 降りるJapanese
  • afstammen, afdalenDutch
  • davalar, descendre, descénderOccitan
  • descender, baixar, descerPortuguese
  • uray, bahayQuechua
  • proveni, descinde, coborîRomanian
  • сойти́, обру́шиваться, происходи́ть, обру́шиться, спусти́ться, спуска́ться, напа́сть, произойти́, напада́ть, сходи́тьRussian
  • pòtjecati, spuštati, sȋći, sìlaziti, spustitiSerbo-Croatian
  • இறங்கTamil
  • üşüşmek, alçalmak, soyundan gelmek, saldırmak, inmekTurkish
  • спусти́тися, спуска́тисяUkrainian

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