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Physical MovementPlay
Used to describe someone or something physically moving downwards. SlideThe eagle descended rapidly to catch its prey.
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Gradual ProcessPlay
The action can be gradual, not sudden, emphasizing a smooth and steady motion. SlideThe sun descended behind the horizon at dusk.
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Change in AltitudePlay
Often used to describe a decrease in height or altitude, such as in flying or hiking. SlideThe plane began to descend as it approached the airport.