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Descend is sometimes a misspelling of descended.
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Definition of the verb descend
What does descend mean as a doing word?
Descend is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.
verb - inflections: descended | descending | descends
- move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
- example: The airplane is sure to descend
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] The prisoners advanced
- lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
- synonyms of descend: come down / fall / go down
- antonym of descend: ascend
- more generic words: go / locomote / move / travel = change location
- more specific terms:
- prolapse = slip or fall out of place, as of body parts
- rope down / abseil / rappel = descend by means of a rappel
- dismount / get down / get off / unhorse / light = alight from
- avalanche / roll down = gather into a huge mass and roll down a mountain, of snow
- plunge / plunk / dive = drop steeply
- go under / go down / set = disappear beyond the horizon
- correct / decline / slump = go down in value
- precipitate = fall vertically, sharply, or headlong
- subside / sink = descend into or as if into some soft substance or place
- crash = fall or come down violently
- flop = fall suddenly and abruptly
- topple / tumble = fall down, as if collapsing
- drop = to fall vertically
- plop = drop with the sound of something falling into water
- pitch = fall or plunge forward
- climb down / alight = come down
- go under / go down / settle / sink = go under
- pounce / swoop = move down on as if in an attack
- drip = fall in drops
- cascade down / cascade = rush down in big quantities, like a cascade
- come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for example
- do something that one considers to be below one's dignity
- come as if by falling
Alternative definition of the verb descend
- [intransitive] 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
- [intransitive] To enter mentally; to retire. [Poetic]
- antonym: go up
- [intransitive] To make an attack, or incursion, as if from a vantage ground; to come suddenly and with violence; -- with on or upon.
- [intransitive] To come down to a lower, less fortunate, humbler, less virtuous, or worse, state or station; to lower or abase one's self; as, he 'descended' from his high estate.
- [intransitive] To pass from the more general or important to the particular or less important matters to be considered.
- [intransitive] To come down, as from a source, original, or stock; to be derived; to proceed by generation or by transmission; to fall or pass by inheritance; as, the beggar may descend from a prince; a crown 'descends' to the heir.
- [intransitive, anatomy] To move toward the south, or to the southward.
- [intransitive, music] To fall in pitch; to pass from a higher to a lower tone.
- [transitive] 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.
Descend is a musical group.
- album: "Through the Eyes of the Burdened"
- "Descend" is a musical album of My Shameful.
- released in (7 years ago)
- "Descend" is a musical album of Darren Harper.
- released on (4 years ago)
- "Descend" is a composition.
- music by Grant Nicholas
- "Descend" is a musical EP of Against Nature.
- released on (6 years ago)
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Descend
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A Practical Application to Traffic-Sign Detection and Classification by Hamed Habibi Aghdam, Elnaz Jahani Heravi
Mini-batch gradient descend Mini-batch gradient descend is an optimization technique which tries to solve the high variance issue of...
The Westminster Review (1835)
The fortune and circumstances of him upon whom the property of the father will descend is that which gives the tone to that society in which a family is placed, and the artificial accumulation of wealth upon one has thus the effect of raising the ...
by Louisa Pansegrouw
vituperative derogatory remark slur, snide derrick crane derrick pole mast derrière buttocks derry ballad dervish's cap taj descend alight, degenerate, derive, issue, originate, plummet, sink, slant, tumble descend abruptly plunge descendant ...
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Usage statistics about descend
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Starting to Descend the Mountain
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Video shows what descend means. 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, ...
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Scrabble value of D2E1S1C3E1N1D2
The value of this 7-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.Couldn't select: Got error 28 from storage engine