Translation of descender in English:

descender

vi

  • 3 (proceder) descender de algn to descend from sb [formal], to be descended from sb descienden directamente de los incas they are directly descended from o/or are direct descendants of the Incas desciende de una familia noble he is of noble descent, he descends from a noble family [formal]

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