descend from (someone or something)

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descend from (someone or something)

1. Literally, to move from a higher point to a lower one. The bride looked simply gorgeous as she descended from the balcony in her flowing gown.
2. To originate from a particular ancestor or source. I was shocked to learn that I descended from key figures in the American Revolution.
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descend from someone

or some group [for a living creature] to come from a particular set of ancestors. I descend from a large family of Dutch traders. Wally is descended from Daniel Boone.
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descend from something

to move down from something. The bird descended from the top of the tree to a lower branch. Take care when you descend from the ladder.
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He expresses his usual scorn for the vulgar Darwinism which conceives human history as a progressive movement away from the ~primitive' (~It is much more likely that the monkey is descended from us, than we from the monkey'), and concludes by claiming that the Etruscans are best understood through their religious symbols and ~the peculiar physical or bodily, lively quality of all the art': ~These are the two clues to the Etruscan.