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British English: /dɪˈsɛnd/
American English: /dəˈsɛnd/

Translation of descend in French:

transitive verb

intransitive verb

  • 1 (go down)
    (person, path, plane)
    descendre (from de)
    in descending order of importance
    en or par ordre décroissant d'importance
  • 2 (fall)
    (darkness, rain, mist)
    tomber (on, over sur)
  • 3 (be felt)
    (gloom, chill, exhaustion)
    s'abattre (on sur)
    (calm, peace)
    s'étendre (on sur)
  • 4 (arrive)
    (tourists, family)
    arriver, débarquer [informal]
    to descend on somebody/Oxford/the village
    débarquer chez quelqu'un/à Oxford/dans le village
    to descend on the enemy
    fondre sur l'ennemi
  • 5 (be related to)to descend fromto be descended from
    (person, family)
    descendre de
  • 6 (sink)to descend to doing
    s'abaisser à faire
    to descend so low ou far as to do
    s'abaisser jusqu'à faire
    to descend into
    s'enfoncer dans (chaos, sentimentality)
    sombrer dans (alcoholism, crime)
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