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Overview of verb descend

The verb descend has 4 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (12) descend, fall, go down, come down

(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. (3) derive, come, descend

(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. (1) condescend, deign, descend

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

4. fall, descend, settle

(come as if by falling; "Night fell"; "Silence fell") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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