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Synonyms for descend

go down

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be descended from

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  • originate from
  • derive from
  • spring from
  • proceed from
  • issue from
  • be a descendant of

descend on something or someone

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descend to something

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Synonyms for descend

to move downward in response to gravity

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to slope downward

to have hereditary derivation

to bring oneself down to a lower level of behavior

to become lower in quality, character, or condition

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The room seemed to go round me as she said this, and a real darkness for a moment descended upon my eyes.
He and his wife and Rob, then a youth of nineteen, were descended upon, during a cold winter's evening, and dispossessed without warning.
But, on the other hand, an immense dignity had descended upon her; she was an inhabitant of the great world, which has so few inhabitants, travelling all day across an empty universe, with veils drawn before her and behind.
But now, warmed with food and drink and smoking an excellent cigar, he found that a gentler, more charitable mood had descended upon him.
But so decided an original start had Derick had, that spite of all their gallantry, he would have proved the victor in this race, had not a righteous judgment descended upon him in a crab which caught the blade of his midship oarsman.
Whether it was the slaughterhouses or the dumps that were responsible, one could not say, but with the hot weather there descended upon Packingtown a veritable Egyptian plague of flies; there could be no describing this--the houses would be black with them.
Yes, it was she--rich, and imposing, and seventy-five years of age--Antonida Vassilievna Tarassevitcha, landowner and grande dame of Moscow--the "La Baboulenka" who had caused so many telegrams to be sent off and received--who had been dying, yet not dying--who had, in her own person, descended upon us even as snow might fall from the clouds
Charley noted my look of disappointment, and laughed; and then to comfort me he gave an authentic account of one expedition which had descended upon Big Alec's floating home to capture him, alive preferably, dead if necessary.
Next moment, a silence, sudden and complete, descended upon them all.
Local residents are rubbing their hands in anticipation of Tyndrum becoming a modern day Klondike, when around 100,000 prospectors descended upon the Canadian region between 1896 and 1899.
THE FIERCE noise of clashing swords and armour filled the air as history learners young and old descended upon Llantrisant Castle over the weekend.
This event was the biggest in the campaign's 41-year history as more than 1,200 members - as well as others from the beer and pub industry - descended upon Parliament calling for an end to the damaging beer duty escalator.
MORE than 600 guide leaders descended upon the region to revisit their roots.
NEARLY 8,000 music fans descended upon Belfast last night for the return of the evergreen Tom Jones who wowed a sell-out crowd with some of his most famous and unforgettable hits - and our photographers were at the Odyssey to capture the action.
An early touch of Halloween chills descended upon Sholan Farms at the recent Scarecrows in the Orchard Festival.