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  Definition of decline
  1. a downward slope or bend
  2. a gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current
  3. change toward something smaller or lower
  4. a condition inferior to an earlier condition; a gradual falling off from a better state
  5. grow worse; "Conditions in the slum worsened"
  6. grow smaller; "Interest in the project waned"
  7. show unwillingness towards; "he declined to join the group on a hike"
  8. inflect for number, gender, case, etc., "in many languages, speakers decline nouns, pronouns, and adjectives"
  9. go down in value; "the stock market corrected"; "prices slumped"
  10. go down; "The roof declines here"
  11. refuse to accept; "He refused my offer of hospitality"
Similar Words: descent, declivity, fall, declination, declension, downslope, decay, diminution, worsen, go down, wane, refuse, slump, correct, reject, pass up, turn down

 

Hyponyms: downhill, steep, exponential decay, exponential return, deterioration, decline in quality, declension, worsening, ebb, ebbing, wane, erosion, loss, sinking spell, slippage, neglect, disuse, twilight, wreck, inflame, sicken, come down, devolve, deteriorate, drop, degenerate, deprive, impoverish, fail, tumble, slip, drop off, drop away, fall away, suffer, lose, regress, retrograde, retrogress, turn down, dip, wear on, reject, spurn, freeze off, scorn, pooh-pooh, disdain, contract out, regret, repudiate, disobey, sink, dishonor, dishonour, bounce

 

Grouped Verbs: reject, spurn, freeze off, scorn, pooh-pooh, disdain, turn down

 

Derivational Morphology: fall, disintegrate, decay, decompose, decrease, diminish, lessen, go down, wane, worsen, declination, deterioration, decline in quality, declension, worsening, ebb, ebbing, waning, diminution, descent, declivity, downslope, regrets, nonacceptance, turndown, rejection, refusal

 

 
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