descend, fall, go_down, come_down
Meaning: move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way; "The temperature is going down"; "The barometer is falling"; "The curtain fell on the diva"; "Her hand went up and then fell again"
derive, come, descend
Meaning: come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for example; "She was descended from an old Italian noble family"; "he comes from humble origins"
condescend, deign, descend
Meaning: do something that one considers to be below one's dignity
She must wait patiently until her perquisites descend.
Jim saw the revolving arms descend within a foot of his head.
Let us now descend to the particulars of these general rules.
We have to descend; the stomach's inexorable claims demand it.
The monoplane had to descend, for it was in danger of turning turtle.
In the evening at the command of the god Shamash the rains began to descend.
The jangada continued to descend; but what a labyrinth the Amazon now appeared!
"No; we shall descend at a slow rate, and our lungs will become inured to a denser atmosphere.
It would be too much to expect Sir Walter to descend into a small house in his own neighbourhood.
Better, they advised, go overland eastward to a great peaceful river and descend that to the sea.