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Definition of 'decline'

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Noun

  1. change toward something smaller or lower
       Synonyms: diminution
  2. a condition inferior to an earlier condition; a gradual falling off from a better state
       Synonyms: declination
       Antonyms: improvement melioration
  3. a gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current
       Synonyms: decay
  4. a downward slope or bend
       Synonyms: descent declivity fall declination declension downslope
       Antonyms: ascent acclivity rise raise climb upgrade

Verb

  1. grow worse; "Conditions in the slum worsened"
       Synonyms: worsen
       Antonyms: better improve ameliorate meliorate
  2. refuse to accept; "He refused my offer of hospitality"
       Synonyms: refuse reject pass up turn down
       Antonyms: accept take have
  3. show unwillingness towards; "he declined to join the group on a hike"
       Synonyms: refuse
       Antonyms: accept consent go for
  4. grow smaller; "Interest in the project waned"
       Synonyms: go down wane
  5. go down; "The roof declines here"
  6. go down in value; "the stock market corrected"; "prices slumped"
       Synonyms: slump correct
  7. inflect for number, gender, case, etc., "in many languages, speakers decline nouns, pronouns, and adjectives"


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