HyperDic: descend

English > 4 senses of the word descend:
VERBmotiondescend, fall, go down, come downmove downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
stativedescend, derive, comecome from
socialdescend, condescend, deigndo something that one considers to be below one's dignity
changedescend, fall, settlecome as if by falling
descend > pronunciation
Soundsdihseh'nd
Rhymesamend ... wend: 48 rhymes with ehnd...
English > descend: 4 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningMove downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
ModelThe airplane is sure to descend
Synonymsfall, go down, come down
Caused byfell, drop, strike down, cut downCause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow
lower, take down, let down, get down, bring downMove something or somebody to a lower position
Entailed bychute, parachute, jumpJump from an airplane and descend with a parachute
Narroweralight, climb downCome down
avalanche, roll downGather into a huge mass and roll down a mountain, of snow
cascade, cascade downrush down in big quantities, like a cascade
crashfall or come down violently
decline, slump, correctgo down in value
dive, plunge, plunkDrop steeply
dripfall in drops
dropTo fall vertically
flopfall suddenly and abruptly
pitchfall or plunge / plunge forward
plopDrop with the sound of something falling into water
pounce, swoopMove down on as if in an attack
precipitatefall vertically, sharply, or headlong
prolapseSlip or fall out of place, as of body parts
rappel, abseil, rope downlower oneself with a rope coiled around the body from a mountainside
set, go down, go underdisappear beyond the horizon
sink, settle, go down, go undergo under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"
sink, subsidedescend into or as if into some soft substance or place
tumble, topplefall down, as if collapsing
unhorse, dismount, light, get off, get downAlight from (a horse)
Broadertravel, go, move, locomotechange location
Oppositeascend, go upTravel up, "We ascended the mountain"
rise, lift, arise, move up, go up, come up, upriseMove upward
Spanishbajar, caer, descender
Catalandavallar, descendir
Adjectivesdescendant, descendentgoing or coming down
Nounsdescenta movement downward
English > descend: 4 senses > verb 2, stative
MeaningCome from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for example.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Example"She was descended from an old Italian noble family"
Synonymsderive, come
Similar toderiveCome from
hail, comeBe a native of
Spanishderivar, descender, proceder, provenir, resultar
Catalanderivar, descendre, provenir, resultar
Nounsdescendant, descendenta person considered as descended from some ancestor or race
descentthe descendants of one individual
descentthe kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors
English > descend: 4 senses > verb 3, social
MeaningDo something that one considers to be below one's dignity.
PatternSomebody ----s to INFINITIVE
Synonymscondescend, deign
Broaderact, movePerform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
Spanishdignarse
English > descend: 4 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningCome as if by falling.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymsfall, settle
BroadercomeCome to pass
Similar tofallgo as if by falling
Spanishasentarse, caer, descender

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