- vi. 下降；下去；下来；遗传；屈尊
- vt. 下去；沿…向下
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1. descend from your father.
de-, 向下。-scend, 爬，上升，词源同ascend, scan.即爬下，下降。
- descend:  Etymologically, descend means ‘climb down’. Like its opposite, ascend , it comes ultimately from Latin scandere ‘climb’, which also produced English scan and scansion and is related to echelon, escalate, scale ‘set of graduated marks’, scandal, and slander. The Latin verb was a product of the Indo-European base *skand- ‘jump’.
=> ascend, echelon, escalate, scale, scan, scandal, slander
- descend (v.)
- c. 1300, from Old French descendre (10c.) "descend, dismount; fall into; originate in," from Latin descendere "come down, descend, sink," from de- "down" (see de-) + scandere "to climb," from PIE root *skand- "jump" (see scan (v.)). Sense of "originate" is late 14c. in English. Related: Descended; descending.
- 1. She's got too much dignity to descend to writing anonymous letters.
- 2. As you descend, suddenly you see at last the hidden waterfall.
- 3. Things are cooler and more damp as we descend to the cellar.
- 4. The plane began to descend.
- 5. If a prisoner is badly treated, he may descend to violence.
- 如果囚犯受虐待, 他就可能发展到行凶.
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