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    decline - Dictionary definition and meaning for word decline

    Definition
    (noun) change toward something smaller or lower
    Synonyms : diminution
    Definition
    (noun) a condition inferior to an earlier condition; a gradual falling off from a better state
    Synonyms : declination
    Definition
    (noun) a gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current
    Synonyms : decay
    Definition
    (noun) a downward slope or bend Definition
    (verb) grow worse
    Synonyms : worsen
    Example Sentence
    • Conditions in the slum worsened
    Definition
    (verb) refuse to accept
    Synonyms : pass up , refuse , reject , turn down
    Example Sentence
    • He refused my offer of hospitality
    Definition
    (verb) show unwillingness towards
    Synonyms : refuse
    Example Sentence
    • he declined to join the group on a hike
    Definition
    (verb) grow smaller
    Synonyms : go down , wane
    Example Sentence
    • Interest in the project waned
    Definition
    (verb) go down
    Example Sentence
    • The roof declines here
    Definition
    (verb) go down in value
    Synonyms : correct , slump
    Example Sentence
    • the stock market corrected
    • prices slumped
    Definition
    (verb) inflect for number, gender, case, etc.,
    Example Sentence
    • in many languages, speakers decline nouns, pronouns, and adjectives
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