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descend

[ dih-send ]
/ dɪˈsɛnd /
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verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
to move downward upon or along; go or climb down (stairs, a hill, etc.).
to extend or lead down along: The path descends the hill.
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Origin of descend

First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English descenden, from Old French descendre, from Latin dēscendere, equivalent to dē-de- + -scendere, combining form of scandere “to climb”; cf. scansion

OTHER WORDS FROM descend

de·scend·ing·ly, adverbpre·de·scend, verbre·de·scend, verbun·de·scend·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for descend

descend
/ (dɪˈsɛnd) /

verb (mainly intr)

Derived forms of descend

descendable, adjective

Word Origin for descend

C13: from Old French descendre, from Latin dēscendere, from de- + scandere to climb; see scan
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