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Definitions of decline:
  • noun:   change toward something smaller or lower
  • noun:   a condition inferior to an earlier condition; a gradual falling off from a better state
  • noun:   a gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current
  • noun:   a downward slope or bend
  • verb:   go down
    Example: "The roof declines here"
  • verb:   grow smaller
  • verb:   inflect for number, gender, case, etc., "in many languages, speakers decline nouns, pronouns, and adjectives"
  • verb:   go down in value
  • verb:   show unwillingness towards
    Example: "He declined to join the group on a hike"
  • verb:   grow worse
  • verb:   refuse to accept

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