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descend

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descend/dɪˈsɛnd/verb
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descend
/dɪˈsɛnd/
verb
descendsdescendeddescending
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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