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?
This rule ensures that healthcare entities and professionals won't be bullied out of the healthcare field because they decline to participate in actions that violate their conscience, including the taking of human life.
There is an FX problem, and it may get worse, when we assess the over 30 percent decline in oil since early November, much of it is attributable to the appreciation in the trade-weighted USD.
Going forward, the new normal for Thailand growth is probably more around 3.5 percent, that is the signal we take on the continuous decline in the industrial sector.
The decline of American steel and aluminum production has resulted in extensive job losses for hardworking Americans in industries critical to our national security and economic well-being.
They (investments) are expected to continue their decline going forward, followed by a moderate increase from 2019.
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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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