Antonyms of verb descend

1 of 4 senses 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")
       Antonym of ascend (Sense 1)
      => ascend, go up -- (travel up, "We ascended the mountain"; "go up a ladder"; "The mountaineers slowly ascended the steep slope")

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

4 senses 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")
       => 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
derive, come, descend -- (come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for example; "She was descended from an old Italian noble family"; "he comes from humble origins")

Sense 3
condescend, deign, descend -- (do something that one considers to be below one's dignity)
       => act, move -- (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel")

Sense 4
fall, descend, settle -- (come as if by falling; "Night fell"; "Silence fell")
       => come -- (come to pass; arrive, as in due course; "The first success came three days later"; "It came as a shock"; "Dawn comes early in June")

Antonyms of adj descending

1 sense of descending

Sense 1
descending (prenominal) (vs. ascending) -- (coming down or downward)

ascending(prenominal) (vs. descending) -- (moving or going or growing upward; "the ascending plane"; "the ascending staircase"; "the ascending stems of chickweed")
        => acclivitous, rising, uphill -- (sloping upward)
        => ascendant, ascendent, ascensive -- (tending or directed upward; "rooted and ascendant strength like that of foliage"- John Ruskin)
        => assurgent -- (growing or extending upward; "an assurgent stem or leaf")
        => assurgent -- (rising from the sea; "a seahorse assurgent")
        => scandent -- (used especially of plants; having a tendency to climb; "plants of a creeping or scandent nature")
        => highflying (prenominal) -- (moving upward or along at a considerable height; "some highflying fighter pilot fired a cannon shell into it")
        => up (prenominal), upward (prenominal) -- (extending or moving toward a higher place; "the up staircase"; "a general upward movement of fish")

Similarity of adj descending

1 sense of descending

Sense 1
descending (prenominal) (vs. ascending) -- (coming down or downward)
       => declivitous, downhill, downward-sloping -- (sloping down rather steeply)
       => degressive -- (going down by steps)
       => descendant, descendent -- (going or coming down)
       => down (prenominal), downward (prenominal) -- (extending or moving from a higher to a lower place; "the down staircase"; "the downward course of the stream")
       => downward-arching -- (curving downward)
       => drizzling -- ((of rain) falling lightly in very small drops; "a raw drizzing rain")
       => dropping, falling -- (coming down freely under the influence of gravity; "the eerie whistle of dropping bombs"; "falling rain")
       => raining -- (falling in drops or as if falling like rain; "watched the raining apple blossoms")
          Also See-> down#1

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