descend to

phrasal verb

descended to; descending to; descends to
formal : to become owned by (someone) when the former owner has died : to become an inheritance to
The estate descended to her from her grandparents.
: to lower oneself by doing (something)
She was desperate for money, but she would not descend to asking her friends for help.

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“Descend to.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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