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    descend - Dictionary definition and meaning for word descend

    (verb) move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
    Synonyms : come down , fall , go down
    Example Sentence
    • The temperature is going down
    • The barometer is falling
    • The curtain fell on the diva
    • Her hand went up and then fell again
    (verb) come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for example
    Synonyms : come , derive
    Example Sentence
    • She was descended from an old Italian noble family
    • he comes from humble origins
    (verb) do something that one considers to be below one's dignity
    Synonyms : condescend , deign
    (verb) come as if by falling
    Synonyms : fall , settle
    Example Sentence
    • Night fell
    • Silence fell
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