decline

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1 decline /dɪˈklaɪn/ verb
declines; declined; declining
1 decline
/dɪˈklaɪn/
verb
declines; declined; declining
Learner's definition of DECLINE
[no object] : to become lower in amount or less in number
[no object] : to become worse in condition or quality
somewhat formal
[+ object] : to say that you will not or cannot do something usually followed by to + verb
: to say no to something in a polite way
[+ object]
[no object]
opposite accept
[+ object] grammar : to list the different forms of (a noun, pronoun, or adjective)

— decliner

/dɪˈklaɪnɚ/ noun, plural decliners [count]

— declining

/dɪˈklaɪnɪŋ/ adjective
2 decline /dɪˈklaɪn/ noun
plural declines
2 decline
/dɪˈklaɪn/
noun
plural declines
Learner's definition of DECLINE
: the process of becoming worse in condition or quality
[noncount]
[count]
usually singular
: a change to a lower number or amount
[count]
[noncount]

on the decline

: becoming worse in condition or less in size, amount, number, etc. : declining
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