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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To move down to a lower place.

Usage examples (38)
  • He held the ladder tight as his friend descended it one rung at a time.
  • On this descend is a little lover's seat that gives an illusion of suspension in pictures taken there.
  • And who would descend from the light of the peaceful places
  • May she never descend from the height to which she has attained! for more
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  • A "decent" (respectable, honest) person with a "descent" (lineage or ancestry) from a good family will "dissent" (disagree) from mob rule, for fear the situation will "descend" (to move to a lower place) into chaos.
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