descend to

phrasal verb

descended to; descending to; descends 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.

Examples of descend to in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An allegorical tale of a young prince who descends to Earth and encounters a marooned airman. The Week Us, theweek, 28 May 2024 One of the pilots declared an emergency and asked for clearance to descend to 10,000 feet (3 kilometers), the altitude where the air would have enough oxygen to breathe safely. Mike Snider, The Courier-Journal, 6 Jan. 2024 Putin’s rise followed years of Russian economic collapse and the bloody Chechen war, a time in which Russia descended to the level of a third-rate power. Soner Cagaptay, Foreign Affairs, 29 May 2023 In cases where turbulence cannot be avoided, Airbus recommends pilots fasten their shoulder harnesses and secure loose objects in the cockpit, leave autopilot systems on and possibly descend to a lower altitude. TIME, 21 May 2024 Hung in a line near the lobby, these curse tablets descend to a poisonous heap on the floor. Nancy Princenthal, New York Times, 16 May 2024 The rough, rocky two-track descends to the site of Division Well, crosses a leafy drainage and heads steeply uphill to a gate that marks the beginning of Upper Pasture Trail No. 38. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, 10 May 2024 In a post published on X this morning—and now counting nearly 15 million views—Katy Perry is pictured wearing a stunning dress decorated with three-dimensional floral appliqués, which descends to the ground, transforming into incredibly realistic-looking moss. Chiara Crescenzi, WIRED, 7 May 2024 The rockets then shut down and the unpowered missile descends to its target. George Petras, USA TODAY, 15 Apr. 2024

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“Descend to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/descend%20to. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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