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Definition 1: come as if by falling - [verb of change]

Samples where descend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Night fell
  • Silence fell

Synonyms for descend in the sense of this definition

(descend is a kind of ...) come to pass; arrive, as in due course

"The first success came three days later" "It came as a shock" "Dawn comes early in June"

(descend has a similar meaning as ...) go as if by falling

"Grief fell from our hearts"

Definition 2: move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way - [verb of motion]

Samples where descend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The temperature is going down
  • The barometer is falling
  • The curtain fell on the diva
  • Her hand went up and then fell again

Synonyms for descend in the sense of this definition

(descend is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(... is a kind of descend ) slip or fall out of place, as of body parts

"prolapsed rectum"

(... is a kind of descend ) fall down, as if collapsing

"The tower of the World Trade Center tumbled after the plane hit it"

(... is a kind of descend ) to fall vertically

"the bombs are dropping on enemy targets"

(... is a kind of descend ) drop with the sound of something falling into water

(... is a kind of descend ) fall or plunge forward

"She pitched over the railing of the balcony"

(... is a kind of descend ) come down

"the birds alighted"

(... is a kind of descend ) go under

"The raft sank and its occupants drowned"

(... is a kind of descend ) move down on as if in an attack

"The raptor swooped down on its prey" "The teacher swooped down upon the new students"

(... is a kind of descend ) fall in drops

"Water is dripping from the faucet"

(... is a kind of descend ) fall suddenly and abruptly

(... is a kind of descend ) fall or come down violently

"The branch crashed down on my car" "The plane crashed in the sea"

(... is a kind of descend ) descend by means of a rappel

"The ascent was easy--roping down the mountain would be much more difficult and dangerous" "You have to learn how to abseil when you want to do technical climbing"

(... is a kind of descend ) alight from (a horse)

(... is a kind of descend ) gather into a huge mass and roll down a mountain, of snow

(... is a kind of descend ) drop steeply

"the stock market plunged"

(... is a kind of descend ) disappear beyond the horizon

"the sun sets early these days"

(... is a kind of descend ) go down in value

"the stock market corrected" "prices slumped"

(... is a kind of descend ) fall vertically, sharply, or headlong

"Our economy precipitated into complete ruin"

(... is a kind of descend ) descend into or as if into some soft substance or place

"He sank into bed" "She subsided into the chair"

(... is a kind of descend ) rush down in big quantities, like a cascade

Synonyms for descend in the sense of this definition

(descend is a kind of ...) perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

"think before you act" "We must move quickly" "The governor should act on the new energy bill" "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

Definition 4: come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for example - [verb of stative]

Samples where descend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She was descended from an old Italian noble family
  • he comes from humble origins

Synonyms for descend in the sense of this definition

(descend has a similar meaning as ...) come from

"The present name derives from an older form"

(descend has a similar meaning as ...) be a native of

"She hails from Kalamazoo"

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