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See definition of descend on Dictionary.com
  • verbmove down, lower a
  • verbcondescend
  • verbtrace ancestry from; be passed or handed down

synonyms for descend

  • cascade
  • collapse
  • crash
  • dip
  • disembark
  • dive
  • go down
  • penetrate
  • plummet
  • plunge
  • settle
  • sink
  • slide
  • slip
  • stumble
  • subside
  • swoop
  • trickle
  • tumble
  • coast
  • crouch
  • decline
  • deplane
  • detrain
  • dismount
  • dribble
  • drop
  • fall
  • gravitate
  • ground
  • incline
  • light
  • pitch
  • plop
  • prolapse
  • set
  • slant
  • slope
  • slump
  • stoop
  • submerge
  • toboggan
  • topple
  • trip
  • weep
  • cataract
  • cave in
  • fall prostrate
  • get down
  • get off
  • lose balance
  • slough off
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antonyms for descend

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  • ascend
  • go up
  • grow
  • increase
  • leave
  • rise
  • even
  • level
  • mount
  • pour
  • straighten
  • develop
  • improve
  • ascend
  • go up
  • increase
  • rise
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How to use descend in a sentence

Just because someone has descended into QAnon doesn’t mean they can’t come back from it.
EVANGELICALS ARE LOOKING FOR ANSWERS ONLINE. THEY’RE FINDING QANON INSTEAD.ABBY OHLHEISERAUGUST 26, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Newspaper reporters spouted them 24 years ago this month when the media descended to cover the 1996 GOP National Convention, more than two decades after our first bid for a Republican confab went kablooey.
POLITICS REPORT: A POLL AND A COURT RULING IN KEY COUNCIL RACESCOTT LEWISAUGUST 22, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
It descends upside down, like a giant knife, above Cain and Abel.
THE FIRST MURDERKATIE MCLEANAUGUST 19, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
After “hopping” into the air, the vehicle skirted sideways a little before coming back to the ground, deploying six landing legs before successfully descending.
SPACEX FLEW A PROTOTYPE OF ITS STARSHIP VEHICLE FOR THE FIRST TIMENEEL PATELAUGUST 5, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
If you could shrink small enough to descend the genetic helix of any animal, plant, fungus, bacterium or virus on Earth as though it were a spiral staircase, you would always find yourself turning right — never left.
COSMIC RAYS MAY EXPLAIN LIFE’S BIAS FOR RIGHT-HANDED DNACHARLIE WOODJUNE 29, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
As he was about to descend the tree to feed upon his victim, his wicked eyes saw the hunters for the first time.
ALILA, OUR LITTLE PHILIPPINE COUSINMARY HAZELTON WADE
Laidlaw said nothing, but sprang to the head of the ladder, got carefully upon it, and began steadily to descend with Susy.
THE GARRET AND THE GARDENR.M. BALLANTYNE
This contempt for the masses they cherish until they have to descend from Parnassus and enter the public service.
SKIPPER WORSEALEXANDER LANGE KIELLAND
When about to descend himself, his brother cuts the cord and leaves him a prisoner on the mountain.
THE THREE DAYS' TOURNAMENTJESSIE L. WESTON
Courage, my child,” he says; “see, we have gone a great distance; to-morrow before sundown we shall descend in Belgium.
THE REAL LATIN QUARTERF. BERKELEY SMITH
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO DESCEND

  • come down
  • debark
  • descend
  • disembark
  • dismount
  • get off
  • light
  • perch
  • settle
  • touch down
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.