Descends vs Declines - What's the difference?
As a verb descends
As an adjective declines is
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 rain descended , and the floods came. Matthew vii. 25.
(poetic) To enter mentally; to retire.
- We will here descend to matters of later date. Fuller.
(with on or upon) To make an attack, or incursion, as if from a vantage ground; to come suddenly and with violence.
- [He] with holiest meditations fed, Into himself descended . .
To come down to a lower, less fortunate, humbler, less virtuous, or worse, state or station; to lower or abase one's self
- And on the suitors let thy wrath descend . .
To pass from the more general or important to the particular or less important matters to be considered.
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.
- he descended from his high estate
- the beggar may descend from a prince
(anatomy) To move toward the south, or to the southward.
(music) To fall in pitch; to pass from a higher to a lower tone.
To go down upon or along; to pass from a higher to a lower part of
- a crown descends to the heir
- they descended the river in boats; to descend a ladder
- But never tears his cheek descended . .
* go down
* go up