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Pronounce Decline as D EH K L IY N EH.

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Phonetic transcription for decline

  • Traditional IPA Phonetic transcription of decline: | dɛklɪnɛ |
  • Modern IPA Phonetic transcription of decline: | dɛclɪnɛ |

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Meanings for decline

to move downwards, to fall, to drop

decline, diminution(noun)

change toward something smaller or lower

decline, declination(noun)

a condition inferior to an earlier condition; a gradual falling off from a better state

decay, decline(noun)

a gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current

descent, declivity, fall, decline, declination, declension, downslope(verb)

a downward slope or bend

worsen, decline(verb)

grow worse

"Conditions in the slum worsened"

refuse, reject, pass up, turn down, decline(verb)

refuse to accept

"He refused my offer of hospitality"

refuse, decline(verb)

show unwillingness towards

"he declined to join the group on a hike"

decline, go down, wane(verb)

grow smaller

"Interest in the project waned"


go down

"The roof declines here"

decline, slump, correct(verb)

go down in value

"the stock market corrected"; "prices slumped"


inflect for number, gender, case, etc., "in many languages, speakers decline nouns, pronouns, and adjectives"

a gradual sinking and wasting away of mind or body

her sad decline from a robust athlete to an old woman with arthritis

a change to a lower state or level

the decline of the Roman Empire

a downward slope

the bicyclist lost control on the unexpectedly steep decline

a loss of status

the engagement at the small club was an unmistakable sign of the rock band's decline

the amount by which something is lessened

a huge decline in the value of the artwork after its authenticity was questioned

to show unwillingness to accept, do, engage in, or agree to he declined the invitation to the party

she declined to participate in the soccer game

to be unwilling to grant

declined our request to hold a party

to go to a lower level especially abruptly

new-car sales declined to their lowest level in years

to become worse or of less value

his reputation as a writer began to decline not long after his death

to grow less in scope or intensity especially gradually

the winds should decline as soon as the cold front passes

to lead or extend downward

the bike path declines toward the riverbank and then follows the river for several miles

Example Sentences of decline

I had to decline his offer.

I intend to decline his offer to help me.

I think it natural for her to decline his offer.

I had to decline the invitation because I was ill.

She tried to persuade him not to decline the offer.

The decline can be traced to the 1950s.

He had the courage to decline the offer.

Biodiversity continues to decline each year.

He gathered the courage to decline the offer.

The birthrate will continue to decline for years to come.

Synonyms for decline

fall decay downslope descent declension declivity decrease step down reduction declination diminution dec celestial latitude regrets disintegration radioactive decay decomposition extraction pin stemma crepuscule parentage dip pedigree gloam bloodline twilight decline in quality spill gloaming tumble surrender worsening lineage filiation autumn stock deterioration evenfall origin line line of descent downfall drop crepuscle nightfall dusk free fall ancestry blood blood line capitulation wane reject refuse exasperate pass up turn down aggravate slump worsen go down correct exacerbate freeze off rule out deny resist winnow out lower lour spurn pooh pooh disapprove disdain scorn defy turn away eliminate come down set go under settle sink descend crash right even out chasten adjust slouch objurgate discipline redress rectify even up slide down counterbalance chastise compensate sort out even off fall off make up castigate abate diminish ebb lessen mitigate moderate reduce subside lean downward droop languish pine fail become feeble deteriorate degenerate be impaired fall away inflect vary degeneracy falling off consumption phthisis marasmus atrophy gradual wasting progressive emaciation downturn drop off declining dieback regression decadence recession degradation decreased decreasing slowdown retreat lowering contraction reduced demise setback down loss collapse debilitation decaying degeneration ebbing enfeeblement weakening dégringolade devolution downgrade eclipse downhill hang hanging comedown flameout Götterdämmerung abatement decrement dent depletion depression diminishment falloff shrinkage balk (at) deselect negative nix pass reprobate repudiate throw out throw over disallow withhold crater dive nose dive plummet plunge skid crumble devolve regress retrograde rot de escalate die (away or down or out) drain (away) drop (off) dwindle ease let up pall phase down ratchet (down) rachet (down) recede relent remit shrink taper taper off

Decline in different languages

  • رفArabic
  • праскланя́ць, скланя́цьByelorussian
  • упадък наклонявам се надолу склон отказвам скланям влошавам се западане западам спадам влошаване Bulgarian
  • declivi declinar-se caiguda refusar declinar debilitar-se Catalan
  • skloňovat pokles klesat odmítnout Czech
  • sinken fall zurückgehen rückgang ablehnen abnehmen deklinieren abnahme fallen gefälle German
  • declinar rechazar Spanish
  • alamäki taivuttaa lasku heikentyä heikentyminen laskea pudotus heiketä pudota kieltäytyä Finnish
  • bendaFaeroese
  • refuser accorder French
  • meath meathlú meathlaigh Irish
  • claon, rach bhuaitheScots Gaelic
  • ירידה, נחלש, היחלשות, היטה, ירד, סירב, נפילה, דחהHebrew
  • refize
  • hanyatlik gyengül hanyatlás Hungarian
  • declinare Italian
  • ბრუნება Georgian
  • abnegō declines Latin
  • afname helling achteruitgaan afwijzen afzwakken verzwakking verbuigen verval terugval achteruitgang afnemen weigeren vervallen terugvallen verzwakken Dutch
  • avslå Norwegian
  • deklinować odmieniać przez przypadek Polish
  • declive declinar declínio recusar Portuguese
  • спад склонять упадок уклон ухудшение склон сокращение спуск Russian
  • одбити, odbitiSerbo
  • medlut utförsbacke nedförsbacke Swedish
  • 下降 Chinese

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