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  • verbmove down, lower a
  • verbcondescend
  • verbtrace ancestry from; be passed or handed down

synonyms for descended

  • 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

antonyms for descended

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

Some evenings, whirlybirds of unknown origin seem to descend en masse.
IN D.C., A RESIDENT TRACKS THE FLYING MACHINES HOVERING ABOVE ON THE CITY’S ‘HELICOPTER HIGHWAY’JUSTIN WM. MOYERNOVEMBER 20, 2020WASHINGTON POST
While there’s no direct evidence that life descended from otherworldly microbes, amino acids and sugars have been found in outer space and within meteorites on Earth.
READERS ASK ABOUT BUOYANCY, STONEHENGE SOUNDS AND MORESCIENCE NEWS STAFFNOVEMBER 15, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
A sort of cease-fire descended on Kitwe, and Lungu’s Patriotic Front carried the decisive Copperbelt Province in the 2016 general election.
CRIME, CORONA, COPPER AND TROUBLE IN ZAMBIAEUGENE ROBINSONOCTOBER 30, 2020OZY
All the dogs in the study descended from the same common ancestor, but that original dog population split into at least five branches as it expanded in different directions.
DOGS WERE DOMESTICATED ONCE FROM A LOST POPULATION OF WOLVESKIONA N. SMITHOCTOBER 29, 2020ARS TECHNICA
Poles also help you brake when you’re descending, reducing the eccentric muscle contractions that damage your muscles and leave your legs sore the next day.
SCIENTISTS WEIGH IN ON THE GREAT TREKKING POLE DEBATEALEX HUTCHINSONOCTOBER 23, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
People were coming dangerously close to abandoning lockdown, especially now that a heat wave had descended.
A DEATH AT SEA ON THE 'ROW OF LIFE'ANDREW LEWISOCTOBER 22, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
The weak and electromagnetic forces both descend from a single force that existed in the first moments of the universe, called the electroweak interaction.
A NEW MAP OF ALL THE PARTICLES AND FORCESNATALIE WOLCHOVER, SAMUEL VELASCO AND LUCY READING-IKKANDAOCTOBER 22, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
The sample collection was made possible through a “touch-and-go” pogo method in which the spacecraft descended with a large 11-foot-long, one-foot-wide arm extended to the ground, making contact for about six seconds.
OSIRIS-REX SURVIVED ITS TOUCHDOWN ON ASTEROID BENNU—NOW WE WAIT TO SEE IF IT GOT A SAMPLENEEL PATELOCTOBER 21, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Instead of mingling at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida, where marketers typically descend and sequester themselves for the three day conference, the event is yet another annual marketing conference that has had to pivot to be virtual.
AHEAD OF THE ANA CONFERENCE, MARKETERS TAKE STOCK OF CORONAVIRUS-INDUCED CHANGES TO CONSUMER BEHAVIORKRISTINA MONLLOSOCTOBER 21, 2020DIGIDAY
All living humans descend from those people, suggesting that we inherited the fundamental commonalities of our species, our humanity, from them.
WHEN DID WE BECOME FULLY HUMAN? WHAT FOSSILS AND DNA TELL US ABOUT THE EVOLUTION OF MODERN INTELLIGENCENICK LONGRICHOCTOBER 18, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
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