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descend
Part of Speech: verb
Results: 9
4. To come down, as from a source, original, or stock; to be derived; to proceed by generation or by transmission; to fall or pass by inheritance; as, the beggar may descend from a prince; a crown descends to the heir.
5. To move toward the south, or to the southward.
6. To fall in pitch; to pass from a higher to a lower tone.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. To go down upon or along; to pass from a higher to a lower part of; as, they descended the river in boats; to descend a ladder.
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