Synonyms of descend in English:

descend


See definition of descend

verb

1‘the plane started descending towards the runway’

SYNONYMS
go down, come down
drop, fall, sink, subside
dive, plummet, plunge, nosedive, pitch, tumble, slump
ANTONYMS

ascend, climb

2‘she descended the stairs’

SYNONYMS
climb down, go down, come down, move down, pass down, walk down
shin down
ANTONYMS

ascend, climb

3‘the road descends to a village situated on the shore’

SYNONYMS
slope, dip, slant, decline, go down, sink, fall away

4‘she saw Leo descend from the local bus’

SYNONYMS
alight, disembark, get down
get off, dismount
detrain, deplane, debus
informal pile out
ANTONYMS

board

5‘if they had right on their side they would not need to descend to such mean tricks’

SYNONYMS
condescend, stoop, lower oneself, abase oneself, humble oneself, demean oneself, debase oneself, deign
resort, be reduced, go as far as
informal come down from one's high horse

6‘the army had descended into chaos’

SYNONYMS
degenerate, deteriorate, decline, sink, slide, fall, drop
go downhill, decay, worsen, get worse, grow worse, take a turn for the worse, go to rack and ruin
informal go to pot, go to the dogs, go to seed, hit the skids, go down the tubes, go down the toilet
ANTONYMS

improve

7‘groups of visiting supporters descended on a local pub’

SYNONYMS
come in force, arrive in hordes, attack, assail, assault, storm, invade, pounce on, raid, swoop on, charge

8‘he is descended from a Flemish family’

SYNONYMS
be a descendant of, originate from, issue from, spring from, have as an ancestor, derive from

9‘his estates descended to his son’

SYNONYMS
be handed down, be passed down, pass by heredity, be transferred by inheritance
be inherited by
ANTONYMS

bequeath to