descend verb

1 move downwards

ADV. quickly, rapidly | slowly

2 lead downwards

ADV. sharply, steeply | gently, gradually

PREP. into, to The path descends steeply to the village.

3 be descended from sb/sth: be related to sb/sth

ADV. directly The breed is almost directly descended from the Eurasian wild boar.

VERB + DESCEND claim to He claims to be descended from a Spanish prince.