decline

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/dɪˈklaɪn/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/dɪˈklaɪn/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(di klīn)

Inflections of 'decline' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
declines
v 3rd person singular
declining
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
declined
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
declined
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

decline
WordReference English Thesaurus © 2020
Sense: Noun: decrease
Synonyms:
decrease , deterioration, fall , drop , slide , worsening, downturn , slump , lessening, falling-off, wane , waning, downfall , nosedive, comedown, recession , ebb , ebbing, degeneration, decay , demise , falling, dwindling, flop , failure , lapse
Sense: Noun: downward slant
Synonyms:
descent , downhill, dip , fall , downgrade, slant , slope , angle , tilt
Sense: Verb: decrease
Synonyms:
decrease , diminish , fall off, descend, dip , fall , sink , go down, drop off, lower , crash , dive , dwindle , plunge , shrink , fade , recede, wane , ebb , taper , taper off, lessen, depreciate, lose value, slide , subside
Sense: Verb: become worse
Synonyms:
go downhill (informal), slide , worsen , deteriorate, go to seed (informal), go to the dogs (slang), get worse, decay , regress, descend, sink , degenerate, backslide, retrograde
Sense: Verb: refuse
Synonyms:
refuse , reject , turn down, deny , forgo, pass on, pass up, spurn, sit out, say no, beg to be excused, excuse yourself
Sense: Verb: go downward
Synonyms:
descend, sink , fall , drop , dip , slant , slope , angle , tilt

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