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Decend vs. Descend — What's the Difference?

Edited by Tayyaba Rehman — By Fiza Rafique — Published on September 16, 2023
"Decend" is an incorrect spelling. The correct form is "descend," meaning to move downward or to originate from.

Difference Between Decend and Descend

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Which is correct: Decend or Descend

How to spell Descend?

Decend

Incorrect Spelling

Descend

Correct Spelling

Key Differences

Remember "descend" has the word "end" in it.
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Visualize the extra 's' as steps going downwards.
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Think of "descent" which has the same root and means the action of moving downwards.
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Recall the prefix "de-" meaning downward or away.
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Use mnemonic: "Descending stairs seems endless."
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Compare with Definitions

Decend

Decend is an incorrect spelling of descend.
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Descend

To originate or come from an ancestral source.
She descends from a long line of artists.
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Descend

To show a noticeable deterioration.
The meeting descended into chaos.
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Descend

To move from a higher to a lower place; come or go down.
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Descend

To slope, extend, or incline downward
"A rough path descended like a steep stair into the plain" (J.R.R. Tolkien).
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Descend

To be related by genetic descent from an individual or individuals in a previous generation
He descends from Norwegian immigrants.
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Descend

To come down from a source; derive
A tradition descending from colonial days.
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Descend

To pass by inheritance
The house has descended through four generations.
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Descend

To lower oneself; stoop
"She, the conqueror, had descended to the level of the conquered" (James Bryce).
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Descend

To proceed or progress downward, as in rank, pitch, or scale
Titles listed in descending order of importance.
Notes that descended to the lower register.
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Descend

To arrive or attack in a sudden or overwhelming manner
Summer tourists descending on the seashore village.
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Descend

To move from a higher to lower part of; go down
I descended the staircase into the basement.
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Descend

To extend or proceed downward along
A road that descended the mountain in sharp curves.
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Descend

(intransitive) To pass from a higher to a lower place; to move downwards; to come or go down in any way, for example by falling, flowing, walking, climbing etc.
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Descend

To enter mentally; to retire.
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Descend

To make an attack, or incursion, as if from a vantage ground; to come suddenly and with violence.
And on the suitors let thy wrath descend.
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Descend

(intransitive) To come down to a lower, less fortunate, humbler, less virtuous, or worse, state or rank; to lower or abase oneself
He descended from his high estate.
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Descend

(intransitive) To pass from the more general or important to the specific or less important matters to be considered.
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Descend

(intransitive) To come down, as from a source, original, or stock
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Descend

To be derived (from)
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Descend

To proceed by generation or by transmission; to happen by inheritance.
The beggar may descend from a prince.
A crown descends to the heir.
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Descend

To move toward the south, or to the southward.
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Descend

To fall in pitch; to pass from a higher to a lower tone.
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Descend

(transitive) To go down upon or along; to pass from a higher to a lower part of
They descended the river in boats; to descend a ladder
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Descend

To pass from a higher to a lower place; to move downwards; to come or go down in any way, as by falling, flowing, walking, etc.; to plunge; to fall; to incline downward; - the opposite of ascend.
The rain descended, and the floods came.
We will here descend to matters of later date.
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Descend

To enter mentally; to retire.
[He] with holiest meditations fed,Into himself descended.
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Descend

To make an attack, or incursion, as if from a vantage ground; to come suddenly and with violence; - with on or upon.
And on the suitors let thy wrath descend.
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Descend

To come down to a lower, less fortunate, humbler, less virtuous, or worse, state or station; to lower or abase one's self; as, he descended from his high estate.
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Descend

To pass from the more general or important to the particular or less important matters to be considered.
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Descend

To come down, as from a source, original, or stock; to be derived; to proceed by generation or by transmission; to fall or pass by inheritance; as, the beggar may descend from a prince; a crown descends to the heir.
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Descend

To move toward the south, or to the southward.
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Descend

To fall in pitch; to pass from a higher to a lower tone.
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Descend

To go down upon or along; to pass from a higher to a lower part of; as, they descended the river in boats; to descend a ladder.
But never tears his cheek descended.
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Descend

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
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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
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Descend

Do something that one considers to be below one's dignity
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Descend

Come as if by falling;
Night fell
Silence fell
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Descend

To move or fall downward.
The path descends steeply to the river.
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Descend

To come or go down suddenly from a place or position.
Night descended upon the city.
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Descend

To arrive or visit, especially in a sudden or uninvited manner.
Tourists descend on the town during summer.
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Common Curiosities

Why is it called descend?

The word comes from Latin "descendere" meaning "to climb down."
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What is the verb form of descend?

"Descend" is already in its verb form.
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Which vowel is used before descend?

The indefinite article "a" is used before "descend."
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Which conjunction is used with descend?

Any conjunction can be used based on the sentence structure.
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What is the singular form of descend?

Descend.
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Which article is used with descend?

Both "a" and "the" can be used based on context.
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What is the pronunciation of descend?

Descend is pronounced as /dɪˈsɛnd/.
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Is descend an abstract noun?

No, descend is a verb, but "descent" can be a noun referring to the action or process of descending.
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What is the root word of descend?

The root word is "scend" from Latin "scandere" meaning to climb.
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Is descend a noun or adjective?

Descend is a verb.
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Is the descend term a metaphor?

Not in itself, but can be used metaphorically, e.g., "descend into madness."
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Is descend an adverb?

No, descend is not an adverb.
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Is descend a vowel or consonant?

Descend is a word composed of both vowels and consonants.
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What is a stressed syllable in descend?

The second syllable, "scend," is stressed.
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What part of speech is descend?

Descend is a verb.
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Which determiner is used with descend?

Determiners like "this" or "that" can be used with "descend."
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What is the plural form of descend?

Descends (in the third-person singular present form).
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Which preposition is used with descend?

"Into" or "from" can be used, depending on the context.
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Is descend a negative or positive word?

Descend is neutral; its connotation depends on context.
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Is descend a countable noun?

Descend is a verb, not a noun.
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How do we divide descend into syllables?

De-scend.
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Is descend a collective noun?

No, descend is a verb.
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What is the opposite of descend?

Ascend.
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How is descend used in a sentence?

"The airplane began to descend as it approached the airport."
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Is the word descend imperative?

It can be used in the imperative mood, e.g., "Descend the stairs!"
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How many syllables are in descend?

Descend has two syllables.
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What is the second form of descend?

Descended.
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What is the third form of descend?

Descended.
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What is another term for descend?

Drop, fall, or lower.
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What is the first form of descend?

Descend.
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