Meaning of “descend from someone/something” in the English Dictionary


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descend from someone/something

phrasal verb with descend us /dɪˈsend/ verb [ I/T ]

to have a particular person, group, or type of people in your family background:

He is descended from a long line of farmers.

If one thing descends from or is descended from another, the later thing develops from the earlier thing:

Romance languages are directly descended from Latin.

(Definition of “descend from someone/something” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)