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Verb: descend  di'send
  1. Move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
    "The barometer is descending";
    - fall, go down, come down, sink
  2. Be connected by a relationship of blood, for example
    "She was descended from an old Italian noble family";
    - derive, come
  3. Do something that one considers to be below one's dignity
    - condescend, deign
  4. Come as if by falling
    "Night descended";
    - fall, settle

Derived forms: descends, descending, descended

See also: break

Type of: act, come, go, locomote, move, travel

Antonym: move up