[ 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

1250–1300; Middle English descenden<Old French descendre<Latin dēscendere, equivalent to dē-de- + -scendere, combining form of scandere to climb; cf. scansion
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British Dictionary definitions for descend

/ (dɪˈsɛnd) /

verb (mainly intr)

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