English verb: descend
|1.||descend (motion) move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way|
|Samples||The temperature is going down.|
The barometer is falling.
The curtain fell on the diva.
Her hand went up and then fell again.
|Examples||The airplane is sure to descend|
|Synonyms||come down, fall, go down|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s.|
|Broader (hypernym)||go, locomote, move, travel|
|Narrower (hyponym)||abseil, alight, avalanche, cascade, cascade down, climb down, correct, crash, decline, dismount, dive, drip, drop, flop, get down, get off, go down, go down, go under, go under, light, pitch, plop, plunge, plunk, pounce, precipitate, prolapse, rappel, roll down, rope down, set, settle, sink, sink, slump, subside, swoop, topple, tumble, unhorse|
|Antonyms||ascend, go up, rise, move up, lift, arise, come up, uprise, go up|
|2.||descend (stative) come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for example|
|Samples||She was descended from an old Italian noble family.|
He comes from humble origins.
|Pattern of use||Something is ----ing PP.|
Somebody ----s PP
|Verb group||come, derive, hail|
|3.||descend (social) do something that one considers to be below one's dignity|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE|
|Broader (hypernym)||act, move|
|4.||descend (change) come as if by falling|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s|