descend

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descend /dɪˈsɛnd/ verb
descends; descended; descending
descend
/dɪˈsɛnd/
verb
descends; descended; descending
Learner's definition of DESCEND
formal
: to go down : to go or move from a higher to a lower place or level
[no object]
[+ object]
opposite ascend
[no object] : to slope or lead downward
opposite ascend
[no object] : to go or change to a worse state or condition + into
[no object] : to appear or happen like something that comes down from the sky usually + on or upon

descend from

[phrasal verb]
descend from (something or someone)
: to have (something or someone in the past) as an origin or source

descend to

[phrasal verb]
descend to (someone) formal : to become owned by (someone) when the former owner has died
descend to (something) : to lower yourself by doing (something)
see also descend to someone's level at 1level

in descending order

◊ If people or things are in descending order, they are arranged in a series that begins with the greatest or largest and ends with the least or smallest.
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