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Dictionary definition for: Descend

1. (v) move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way; "The temperature is going down" "The barometer is falling" "The curtain fell on the diva" "Her hand went up and then fell again"

2. (v) come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for example; "She was descended from an old Italian noble family" "he comes from humble origins"

3. (v) do something that one considers to be below one''s dignity

4. (v) come as if by falling; "Night fell" "Silence fell"

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