descend

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Plain form
descend

Third-person singular
descends

Past tense
descended

Past participle
descended

Present participle
descending

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If you descend, you go down.
    He descended the staircase to the basement.
  2. (usually passive) If you are descended from someone, you are their younger relative.
    William II is descended from William I.

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