Synonyms of descend
1 fallDictionary • Disaster struck as the plane descended through the mist.
fall • Her father fell into the sea after a massive heart attack.
drop • Part of an aeroplane had dropped out of the sky and hit me.
sink • Far off to the west the sun was sinking.
go down • Crime has gone down 70 per cent.
plunge • 50 people died when a bus plunged into a river.
dive • He tried to escape by diving into a river.
tumble • The dog had tumbled down the cliff.
plummet • The car plummeted off a cliff.
subside • The pain had subsided during the night.
, go up
2 get offDictionary • The bus stopped and three people descended.
get off • We got off at the next stop.
alight • Two men alighted from the vehicle.
disembark • Six passengers had already disembarked.
dismount • She dismounted and began to lead her horse.
3 go downDictionary • Things are cooler and more damp as we descend to the cellar.
come down • Interest rates are coming down.
4 slopeDictionary • The path descended steeply to the rushing river.
slope • The street must have been on a slope.
sink • You know who you are, be proud of it and don't sink to his level.
dip • a path which suddenly dips down into a tunnel
slant • The morning sun slanted through the glass roof.
fall away • On either side of the tracks the ground fell away sharply.
PHRASE:▷ be descended from
PHRASAL VERBS:▷ descend on something or someone
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alightWhen 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
to move, pass, or go down (a hill, slope, staircase, etc)