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.