Synonyms of 'descend'
1 fallDictionary, drop, sink
Disaster struck as the plane descended through the mist.
Her father fell into the sea after a massive heart attack.
Part of an aeroplane had dropped out of the sky and hit me.
Far off to the west the sun was sinking.
Crime has gone down 70 per cent.
50 people died when a bus plunged into a river.
He tried to escape by diving into a river.
The dog had tumbled down the cliff.
The car plummeted off a cliff.
The pain had subsided during the night.
2 get offDictionary, alight, disembark
The bus stopped and three people descended.
3 go downDictionary, come down, walk down
Things are cooler and more damp as we descend to the cellar.
Interest rates are coming down.
4 slopeDictionary, decline, sink
The path descended steeply to the rushing river.
The street must have been on a slope.
You know who you are, be proud of it and don't sink to his level.
a path which suddenly dips down into a tunnel
The morning sun slanted through the glass roof.
On either side of the tracks the ground fell away sharply.
phrasebe descended from
Phrasal verbsdescend on something or someone
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When you alight from a train, bus, or other vehicle, you get out of it after a journey.
Two men alighted from the vehicle.
Thesaurus for descend from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you descend or if you descend a staircase, you move downwards from a higher to a lower level.