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?
With the backdrop of a pervasive nervous marketplace ... you then have the decline in oil prices, which trips off not just further concern from real-life individuals but also more importantly from the machines which trade based on headlines.
The decline in oil prices is the biggest factor here. It is a problem for policymakers and a problem for the world because it creates disinflation, no market is immune ... and until markets find an equilibrium for oil prices we are going to have a lot of volatility.
We bought always assets that are best-in-class, which are assending in value, we have never bought something that was impaired and in decline.
You have to squint really hard to make much of the movement (in the unintended pregnancy rate) over the last 20 years until now, this is an extremely welcome decline.
A failure is nobody else but anyone who fails to accomplish or complete whatever he or she has started already. Yes! you are not and can't be a failure until and unless you withdraw or decline from accomplishing or completing your career, destiny, goal, mission, dream, vision, aspiration and what have you? So come on, endeavour by all means to accomplish or complete whatever you've left unfinished or unaccomplished all the while. Never forget, refusing to do just that will automatically make you a failure. -Emeasoba George
Translations for decline
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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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