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Synonyms for decline
dɪˈklaɪn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. decline, diminution(noun)

    change toward something smaller or lower

    Synonyms:
    fall, decay, downslope, descent, declension, declivity, decrease, step-down, reduction, declination, diminution

    Antonyms:
    melioration, improvement

  2. decline, declination(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    dec, fall, decay, downslope, descent, celestial latitude, declension, declivity, regrets, declination, diminution

    Antonyms:
    melioration, improvement

  3. decay, decline(noun)

    a gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current

    Synonyms:
    disintegration, fall, decay, downslope, descent, radioactive decay, decomposition, declension, declivity, declination, diminution

    Antonyms:
    improvement, melioration

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

    a downward slope or bend

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    improvement, melioration

  5. worsen, decline(verb)

    grow worse

    "Conditions in the slum worsened"

    Synonyms:
    wane, reject, refuse, exasperate, pass up, turn down, aggravate, slump, worsen, go down, correct, exacerbate

    Antonyms:
    improvement, melioration

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

    refuse to accept

    "He refused my offer of hospitality"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    improvement, melioration

  7. refuse, decline(verb)

    show unwillingness towards

    "he declined to join the group on a hike"

    Synonyms:
    defy, turn away, refuse, correct, worsen, pass up, turn down, deny, slump, resist, wane, go down, reject

    Antonyms:
    improvement, melioration

  8. decline, go down, wane(verb)

    grow smaller

    "Interest in the project waned"

    Synonyms:
    reject, go down, come down, set, refuse, go under, settle, correct, sink, pass up, descend, fall, worsen, crash, wane, slump, turn down

    Antonyms:
    improvement, melioration

  9. decline(verb)

    go down

    "The roof declines here"

    Synonyms:
    wane, refuse, pass up, turn down, slump, worsen, correct, go down, reject

    Antonyms:
    melioration, improvement

  10. decline, slump, correct(verb)

    go down in value

    "the stock market corrected"; "prices slumped"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    melioration, improvement

  11. decline(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    wane, refuse, pass up, turn down, slump, worsen, correct, go down, reject

    Antonyms:
    melioration, improvement

Wiktionary

  1. decline(noun)

    Antonyms:
    incline

  2. decline(noun)

    To move downwards, to fall, to drop.

    The dollar has declined rapidly since 2001.

    Antonyms:
    incline

  3. decline(noun)

    To become weaker or worse.

    My health declined in winter.

    Antonyms:
    incline

  4. decline(noun)

    To refuse, forbear.

    On reflection I think I will decline your generous offer.

    Antonyms:
    incline

  5. decline(noun)

    To list the inflected forms of a noun, pronoun (and in some languages adjective) for case and number.

    Antonyms:
    incline

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. decline

    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.

    Synonyms:
    abate, decrease, diminish, ebb, lessen, lower, mitigate, moderate, reduce, subside

    Antonyms:
    aggravate, amplify, continue, develop, enhance, enlarge, extend, foment, increase, magnify, rage, raise, revive

    Preposition:
    Abate in fury; abated by law.

Editors Contribution

  1. nerf

    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  
  2. suge

    a sudden increase or a sudden strong rush

    Submitted by 283966 on October 22, 2019  
  3. waned

    have smaller part of its visible

    waned in popularity

    Submitted by acronimous on March 4, 2014  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. decline(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    lean downward

  2. decline(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    decay, sink, droop, languish, pine, fail, become feeble

  3. decline(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    deteriorate, degenerate, be impaired

  4. decline(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    decrease, lessen, diminish, wane, fall away

  5. decline(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    refuse, reject

  6. decline(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    (Gram.) inflect, vary

  7. decline(n.)

    Synonyms:
    deterioration, degeneracy, decay, diminution, falling off

  8. decline(n.)

    Synonyms:
    consumption, phthisis, marasmus, atrophy, gradual wasting, progressive emaciation

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. decline(n)

    Synonyms:
    deterioration, retrogradation, diminution, retrogression, degeneracy, declension, declination, decay, progressive emaciation, marasmus

    Antonyms:
    progress, advancement, improvement

  2. decline(v)

    Synonyms:
    lean, incline, bend, languish, sink, wane, diminish, decrease, deteriorate, retrograde, deviate, stray, shun, refuse

How to pronounce decline?

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How to use decline in a sentence?

  1. Wood Mackenzie:

    Demand growth was already fairly bad, if the domestic economy falls apart, the decline in oil demand growth will radically worsen.

  2. United States:

    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.

  3. Tony Bennett:

    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.

  4. Lee Sang-jae:

    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.

  5. Mark Luschini:

    We're working off of a pretty significant decline on the first day of trading in 2016.


Translations for decline

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  • رفArabic
  • 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
  • bendaFaroese
  • refuser, accorderFrench
  • meath, meathlú, meathlaighIrish
  • claon, rach bhuaitheScottish Gaelic
  • ירידה, נחלש, היחלשות, היטה, ירד, סירב, נפילה, דחהHebrew
  • refizeHaitian Creole
  • hanyatlik, gyengül, hanyatlásHungarian
  • declinareItalian
  • ბრუნებაGeorgian
  • abnegō, declinesLatin
  • afname, helling, achteruitgaan, afwijzen, afzwakken, verzwakking, verbuigen, verval, terugval, achteruitgang, afnemen, weigeren, vervallen, terugvallen, verzwakkenDutch
  • avslåNorwegian
  • deklinować, [[odmieniać]] ([[przez]] [[przypadekPolish
  • declive, declinar, declínio, recusarPortuguese
  • спад, склонять, упадок, уклон, ухудшение, склон, сокращение, спускRussian
  • одбити, odbitiSerbo-Croatian
  • medlut, utförsbacke, nedförsbackeSwedish
  • 下降Chinese

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