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verb (v)

  • move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way (verb.motion)
    Synonym: come down, fall, go down
    Antonym: ascend, go up
    source: wordnet30
  • come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for example (verb.stative)
    Synonym: come, derive
    She was descended from an old Italian noble family.
    source: wordnet30
  • do something that one considers to be below one's dignity (
    Synonym: condescend, deign
    source: wordnet30
  • come as if by falling (verb.change)
    Synonym: fall, settle
    source: wordnet30
  • 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; -- the opposite of ascend. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • 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. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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