descend, fall, go down, come down(verb)
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"
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
derive, come, descend(verb)
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"
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
condescend, deign, descend(verb)
do something that one considers to be below one's dignity
fall, descend, settle(verb)
come as if by falling
"Night fell"; "Silence fell"
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
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
To enter mentally; to retire. [Poetic]
[He] with holiest meditations fed, Into himself descended. John Milton.
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.
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.
To pass from the more general or important to the particular or less important matters to be considered.
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.
To move toward the south, or to the southward.
To fall in pitch; to pass from a higher to a lower tone.
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.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
it is used in some sentences where we using the words like downstairs.
i stepped back onto the landing
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How to use descend in a sentence?
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.
For more than four years, we have watched Syria descend into deeper depths of despair surpassing even what the most pessimistic observers thought possible, in the past weeks, we have seen more and more heinous acts. Innocent men, women and children killed, maimed, displaced, and subjected to a savagery that no human should have to endure.
The autumn leaf falls faster than the trees grow faster. (La feuille d'automne descend plus vite - Que les arbres ne grandissent plus vite.)
The fire just continued to grow and then the black started to descend. I couldn't see the hand in front in my face, and it then it started to glow red and we knew the fire was coming, ash started to fall from the air and then the embers started to come down. At that point, people started to bring their kids and families into the water. Thankfully, the wind changed and the fire moved away.
I just do not believe that we can let three and a half million Americans descend into chaos.
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- نزل, هبطArabic
- спуска́цца, спусці́ццаBelarusian
- нахвърлям се, налитам, слизам, спускам се, произлизам, предавам се по наследствоBulgarian
- descendirCatalan, Valencian
- herunterkommen, absteigen, niedergehenGerman
- bajar, descenderSpanish
- polveutua, laskeutua, laskea, periytyä, alentua, pudota, [[mennä]] [[yksityiskohtiin]], vajotaFinnish
- afdalen, afstammenDutch
- descendre, davalar, descénderOccitan
- baixar, descer, descenderPortuguese
- uray, bahayQuechua
- proveni, descinde, coborîRomanian
- обру́шиться, происходи́ть, спусти́ться, сходи́ть, произойти́, напа́сть, спуска́ться, сойти́, напада́ть, обру́шиватьсяRussian
- pòtjecati, spustiti, sìlaziti, sȋći, spuštatiSerbo-Croatian
- inmek, soyundan gelmek, alçalmak, üşüşmek, saldırmakTurkish
- спуска́тися, спусти́тисяUkrainian
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