change toward something smaller or lower
a condition inferior to an earlier condition; a gradual falling off from a better state
a gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current
descent, declivity, fall, decline, declination, declension, downslope(verb)
a downward slope or bend
extraction, pin, stemma, crepuscule, parentage, dip, pedigree, gloam, bloodline, twilight, diminution, decline in quality, dec, spill, gloaming, downslope, tumble, regrets, declivity, decay, surrender, worsening, declination, descent, lineage, fall, filiation, autumn, stock, deterioration, evenfall, origin, celestial latitude, line, line of descent, downfall, declension, drop, crepuscle, nightfall, dusk, free fall, ancestry, blood, blood line, capitulation
"Conditions in the slum worsened"
refuse, reject, pass up, turn down, decline(verb)
refuse to accept
"He refused my offer of hospitality"
freeze off, reject, rule out, go down, deny, resist, worsen, winnow out, lower, correct, lour, spurn, pooh-pooh, wane, disapprove, disdain, scorn, pass up, defy, turn away, refuse, eliminate, slump, turn down
show unwillingness towards
"he declined to join the group on a hike"
decline, go down, wane(verb)
"Interest in the project waned"
"The roof declines here"
decline, slump, correct(verb)
go down in value
"the stock market corrected"; "prices slumped"
right, even out, reject, chasten, go down, adjust, refuse, slouch, objurgate, discipline, set, redress, correct, sink, rectify, worsen, even up, slide down, counterbalance, chastise, wane, compensate, sort out, even off, fall off, pass up, make up, castigate, slump, turn down
inflect for number, gender, case, etc., "in many languages, speakers decline nouns, pronouns, and adjectives"
To move downwards, to fall, to drop.
The dollar has declined rapidly since 2001.
To become weaker or worse.
My health declined in winter.
To refuse, forbear.
On reflection I think I will decline your generous offer.
To list the inflected forms of a noun, pronoun (and in some languages adjective) for case and number.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
The storm, the fever, the pain abates. Interest declines. Misfortunes may be mitigated, desires moderated, intense anger abated, population decreased, taxes reduced. We abate a nuisance, terminate a controversy, suppress a rebellion. See ALLEVIATE.
Abate in fury; abated by law.
the term in gaming ones, as slang, to make it weaker or worse
there is a nerf to the skills in-game.Submitted by rinat on August 15, 2019
a sudden increase or a sudden strong rushSubmitted by 283966 on October 22, 2019
have smaller part of its visible
waned in popularitySubmitted by acronimous on March 4, 2014
Dictionary of English Synonymes
Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words
List of paraphrases:
decrease, drop, reduction, downturn, drop-off, fall, deterioration, declining, dieback, regression, decay, reduce, decadence, recession, lower, diminution, degradation, decreased, decreasing, slowdown, retreat, refuse, lowering, contraction, reduced, demise, slump, setback, diminish, dip, down, downfall, loss, collapse
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How to use decline in a sentence?
Demand growth was already fairly bad, if the domestic economy falls apart, the decline in oil demand growth will radically worsen.
The continued decline in the cancer death rate over the past 25 years is really good news and was a little bit of a surprise, only because the other leading causes of death in the United States are starting to flatten. So we've been wondering if that's going to happen for cancer as well, but so far American Cancer Society hasn't.
With several players either pursuing pro opportunities or moving on from UVA, it would be difficult, if not impossible to get everyone back together. We would have to respectfully decline an invitation.
If the decline in February was mainly driven by sapping Chinese demand, exports would fall even worse in March and April as negative perceptions over Made-in-Korea products spread.
We're working off of a pretty significant decline on the first day of trading in 2016.
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- праскланя́ць, скланя́цьBelarusian
- упадък, наклонявам се надолу, склон, отказвам, скланям, влошавам се, западане, западам, спадам, влошаванеBulgarian
- declivi, declinar-se, caiguda, refusar, declinar, debilitar-seCatalan, Valencian
- skloňovat, pokles, klesat, odmítnoutCzech
- sinken, Fall, zurückgehen, Rückgang, ablehnen, abnehmen, deklinieren, Abnahme, fallen, GefälleGerman
- declinar, rechazarSpanish
- کاهش می یابدPersian
- alamäki, taivuttaa, lasku, heikentyä, heikentyminen, laskea, pudotus, heiketä, pudota, kieltäytyäFinnish
- refuser, accorderFrench
- meath, meathlú, meathlaighIrish
- claon, rach bhuaitheScottish Gaelic
- ירידה, נחלש, היחלשות, היטה, ירד, סירב, נפילה, דחהHebrew
- refizeHaitian Creole
- hanyatlik, gyengül, hanyatlásHungarian
- abnegō, declinesLatin
- afname, helling, achteruitgaan, afwijzen, afzwakken, verzwakking, verbuigen, verval, terugval, achteruitgang, afnemen, weigeren, vervallen, terugvallen, verzwakkenDutch
- deklinować, [[odmieniać]] ([[przez]] [[przypadekPolish
- declive, declinar, declínio, recusarPortuguese
- спад, склонять, упадок, уклон, ухудшение, склон, сокращение, спускRussian
- одбити, odbitiSerbo-Croatian
- medlut, utförsbacke, nedförsbackeSwedish
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