HyperDic: decline

English > 11 senses of the word decline:
NOUNprocessdecline, diminutionchange toward something smaller or lower
statedecline, declinationa condition inferior to an earlier condition
processdecline, decaya gradual decrease
objectdecline, descent, declivity, fall, declination, declension, downslopea downward slope or bend
VERBchangedecline, worsengrow worse
possessiondecline, refuse, reject, pass up, turn downrefuse to accept
communicationdecline, refuseshow unwillingness towards
changedecline, go down, wanegrow smaller
motiondeclinego down
motiondecline, slump, correctgo down in value
communicationdeclineinflect for number, gender, case, etc., "in many languages, speakers decline nouns, pronouns, and adjectives"
decline > pronunciation
Soundsdihklay'n
Rhymesaffine ... wine: 145 rhymes with ayn...
English > decline: 11 senses > noun 1, process
Meaningchange toward something smaller or lower.
Synonymdiminution
Narrowerdeterioration, decline in quality, declension, worseningProcess of changing to an inferior state
detumescencediminution of swelling
ebb, ebbing, waneA gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)
erosionA gradual decline of something
lossgradual decline in amount or activity
nosediveA sudden sharp drop or rapid decline
sinking spellA temporary decline in health or value
slippagedecline from a standard level of performance or achievement
Broaderdecrease, decrementA process of becoming smaller or shorter
Spanishdisminución, reducción
Catalandisminució, reducció
Verbsdeclinegrow smaller
English > decline: 11 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningA condition inferior to an earlier condition; a gradual falling off from a better state.
Synonymdeclination
Narrowerneglect, disuseThe state of something that has been unused and neglected
twilightA condition of decline following successes
wreckSomething or someone that has suffered ruin or dilapidation
Broadercondition, statusA state at a particular time
Oppositeimprovement, meliorationA condition superior to an earlier condition
Verbsdeclinegrow worse
English > decline: 11 senses > noun 3, process
MeaningA gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current.
Synonymdecay
Narrowerexponential decay, exponential returnA decrease that follows an exponential function
Broaderdecrease, decrementA process of becoming smaller or shorter
Spanishdecadencia, declinación, deterioro
Catalandecadència
English > decline: 11 senses > noun 4, object
MeaningA downward slope or bend.
Synonymsdescent, declivity, fall, declination, declension, downslope
NarrowerdownhillThe downward slope of a hill
steepA steep place (as on a hill)
Broaderslope, incline, sideAn elevated geological formation
Oppositeascent, acclivity, rise, raise, climb, upgradeAn upward slope or grade (as in a road)
Spanishbajada, caída, declinación, declive, declividad, descenso, inclinación, pendiente
Catalanbaixada, baixant, caiguda, declinació, declivi, inclinació, rost
Verbsdeclinego down
English > decline: 11 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningGrow worse.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
ModelThe stock market is going to decline; The business is going to decline
Synonymworsen
Narrowerdeprive, impoverishtake away
devolve, deteriorate, drop, degenerateGrow worse
failget worse
inflameBecome inflamed
regress, retrograde, retrogressget worse or fall back to a previous condition
sicken, come downGet sick
slip, drop off, drop away, fall awayget worse
sufferget worse
suffer, loseBe set at a disadvantage
tumbleSuffer a sudden downfall, overthrow, or defeat
turn downTake a downward direction
Broaderchange state, turnUndergo a transformation or a change of position or action
Oppositebetter, improve, ameliorate, meliorateGet better
Spanishagravar, decaer, declinar, empeorar
Catalandecaure, declinar, empitjorar
Nounsdeclensionprocess of changing to an inferior state
decline, declinationa condition inferior to an earlier condition
English > decline: 11 senses > verb 2, possession
MeaningRefuse to accept.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something from somebody
ModelThey decline the money
Synonymsrefuse, reject, pass up, turn down
Narrowerbouncerefuse to accept and send back
dishonor, dishonourrefuse to accept
Oppositeaccept, take, haveReceive willingly something given or offered
Similar toreject, spurn, freeze off, scorn, pooh-pooh, disdain, turn downReject with contempt
Spanishdeclinar, denegar, desestimar, negar, rechazar, rehusar
Catalandeclinar, denegar, desestimar, negar, rebutjar, refusar
Nounsdeclinationa polite refusal of an invitation
English > decline: 11 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaningshow unwillingness towards.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
ModelThey decline to move
Example"he declined to join the group on a hike"
Synonymrefuse
Narrowercontract outrefuse to pay a levy to a union for political use
disobeyrefuse to go along with
regretdecline formally or politely
reject, spurn, freeze off, scorn, pooh-pooh, disdain, turn downReject with contempt
repudiaterefuse to recognize or pay
Broaderreact, respondshow a response or a reaction to something
Oppositeaccept, consent, go forGive an affirmative reply to
Spanishdeclinar, rehusar
Catalandeclinar, refusar
English > decline: 11 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningGrow smaller.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymsgo down, wane
Narrowerdipgo down momentarily
dropgo down in value
wear onPass slowly (of time)
Broaderdecrease, diminish, lessen, falldecrease in size, extent, or range
Spanishdeclinar, disminuir, mermar
Catalandeclinar, disminuir, minvar
Nounsdeclinechange toward something smaller or lower
English > decline: 11 senses > verb 5, motion
Meaninggo down.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Example"The roof declines here"
Narrowerdip, sinkAppear to move downward
BroaderdropTo fall vertically
Spanishdecaer, decrecer, disminuir
Nounsdecline, declination, declensiona downward slope or bend
English > decline: 11 senses > verb 6, motion
Meaninggo down in value.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymsslump, correct
Broaderdescend, fall, go down, come downMove downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
English > decline: 11 senses > verb 7, communication
Meaninginflect for number, gender, case, etc., "in many languages, speakers decline nouns, pronouns, and adjectives".
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderinflectchange the form of a word in accordance as required by the grammatical rules of the language
Spanishdeclinar
Nounsdeclensiona class of nouns or pronouns or adjectives in Indo-European languages having the same (or very similar) inflectional forms
declensionthe inflection of nouns and pronouns and adjectives in Indo-European languages

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