Antonyms of verb ascend

1 of 8 senses of ascend

Sense 1
ascend, go up -- (travel up, "We ascended the mountain"; "go up a ladder"; "The mountaineers slowly ascended the steep slope")
       Antonym of descend (Sense 1)
      => descend, fall, go down, come down -- (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")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb ascend

8 senses of ascend

Sense 1
ascend, go up -- (travel up, "We ascended the mountain"; "go up a ladder"; "The mountaineers slowly ascended the steep slope")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Sense 2
ascend -- (go back in order of genealogical succession; "Inheritance may not ascend linearly")
       => go back, date back, date from -- (belong to an earlier time; "This story dates back 200 years")

Sense 3
ascend -- (become king or queen; "She ascended to the throne after the King's death")
       => accede, enter -- (take on duties or office; "accede to the throne")

Sense 4
ascend, climb up -- (appear to be moving upward, as by means of tendrils; "the vine climbed up the side of the house")

Sense 5
ascend -- (go along towards (a river's) source; "The boat ascended the Delaware")
       => follow, travel along -- (travel along a certain course; "follow the road"; "follow the trail")

Sense 6
ascend -- (slope upwards; "The path ascended to the top of the hill")
       => slope, incline, pitch -- (be at an angle; "The terrain sloped down")

Sense 7
rise, come up, uprise, ascend -- (come up, of celestial bodies; "The sun also rises"; "The sun uprising sees the dusk night fled..."; "Jupiter ascends")
       => rise, lift, arise, move up, go up, come up, uprise -- (move upward; "The fog lifted"; "The smoke arose from the forest fire"; "The mist uprose from the meadows")

Sense 8
ascend, move up, rise -- (move to a better position in life or to a better job; "She ascended from a life of poverty to one of great)
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

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