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Synonyms for descend
dɪˈsɛnd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

    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, 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"

    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, descend(verb)

    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, settle(verb)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. descend(verb)

    Synonyms:
    go down

    Antonyms:
    go up, ascend

  2. descend(verb)

    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. descend(verb)

    To enter mentally; to retire. [Poetic]

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

    Synonyms:
    go down

    Antonyms:
    ascend, go up

  4. descend(verb)

    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. descend(verb)

    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. descend(verb)

    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. descend(verb)

    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. descend(verb)

    To move toward the south, or to the southward.

    Synonyms:
    go down

    Antonyms:
    ascend, go up

  9. descend(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    go down

    Antonyms:
    ascend, go up

  10. descend(verb)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. descend(v. n.)

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

  2. descend(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    dismount, alight, get down

  3. descend(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    go, pass, proceed, be transferred

  4. descend(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    originate, be derived, take rise

  5. descend(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    make an attack, make an assault

  6. descend(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    go down, move down

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Translations for descend

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  • نزل, هبطArabic
  • спуска́цца, спусці́ццаBelarusian
  • нахвърлям се, налитам, слизам, спускам се, произлизам, предавам се по наследствоBulgarian
  • descendirCatalan, Valencian
  • sestoupitCzech
  • herunterkommen, absteigen, niedergehenGerman
  • κατεβαίνωGreek
  • bajar, descenderSpanish
  • polveutua, laskeutua, laskea, periytyä, alentua, pudota, [[mennä]] [[yksityiskohtiin]], vajotaFinnish
  • descendreFrench
  • ירדHebrew
  • scendereItalian
  • 降りるJapanese
  • 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
  • இறங்கTamil
  • inmek, soyundan gelmek, alçalmak, üşüşmek, saldırmakTurkish
  • спуска́тися, спусти́тисяUkrainian

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