descend - definition and synonyms


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present tense
present participledescending
past tensedescended
past participledescended
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] formal to go down a mountain or slope, or to go down some stairs

    I descended into the valley.

    1. a.
      [intransitive] to come nearer to the ground

      The plane was preparing to descend.

    2. b.
      [intransitive] to become lower

      From here the path descends steeply.

  2. 3
    [intransitive] literary if night or darkness descends, it starts to get dark