Definition of DESCEND

to lead or extend downward <the pathway descends to the river bank>
Synonyms decline, dip, drop, fall, plunge, sink
to become worse or of less value <the family's economic fortunes descended to the point where they were finally homeless>
to go to a lower level especially abruptly <leaves slowly descended from the branches in the gentle autumn wind>
to come down from something (as a vehicle) <the driver descended from the truck's cab, dreading to see what he had hit>
Related Words deplane, detrain
Near Antonyms board, climb (aboard), get in, mount; enplane (also emplane), entrain
Antonyms embark

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