descend to

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of descend to

1 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.
2 : to lower oneself by doing (something)
  • She was desperate for money, but she would not descend to asking her friends for help.

Word by Word Definitions

descend play
  1. : to pass from a higher place or level to a lower one

  2. : to pass in discussion from what is logically prior or more comprehensive

  3. : to originate or come from an ancestral stock or source : derive


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