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
: to pass from a higher place or level to a lower one
: to pass in discussion from what is logically prior or more comprehensive
: to originate or come from an ancestral stock or source : derive
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