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Definition 1: a downward slope or bend - [noun denoting object]

Synonyms for decline in the sense of this definition

(decline is a kind of ...) an elevated geological formation

"he climbed the steep slope" "the house was built on the side of a mountain"

(... is a kind of decline ) the downward slope of a hill

(... is a kind of decline ) a steep place (as on a hill)

Definition 2: a gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current - [noun denoting process]

Synonyms for decline in the sense of this definition

(decline is a kind of ...) a process of becoming smaller or shorter

(... is a kind of decline ) a decrease that follows an exponential function

Definition 3: change toward something smaller or lower - [noun denoting process]

Synonyms for decline in the sense of this definition

(decline is a kind of ...) a process of becoming smaller or shorter

(... is a kind of decline ) process of changing to an inferior state

(... is a kind of decline ) diminution of swelling; the subsidence of anything swollen

(... is a kind of decline ) a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)

(... is a kind of decline ) a gradual decline of something

"after the accounting scandal there was an erosion of confidence in the auditors"

(... is a kind of decline ) gradual decline in amount or activity

"weight loss" "a serious loss of business"

(... is a kind of decline ) a sudden sharp drop or rapid decline

"the stock took a nosedive"

(... is a kind of decline ) a temporary decline in health or value

(... is a kind of decline ) decline from a standard level of performance or achievement

Definition 4: a condition inferior to an earlier condition; a gradual falling off from a better state - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for decline in the sense of this definition

(decline is a kind of ...) a state at a particular time

"a condition (or state) of disrepair" "the current status of the arms negotiations"

(... is a kind of decline ) the state of something that has been unused and neglected

"the house was in a terrible state of neglect"

(... is a kind of decline ) a condition of decline following successes

"in the twilight of the empire"

(... is a kind of decline ) something or someone that has suffered ruin or dilapidation

"the house was a wreck when they bought it" "thanks to that quack I am a human wreck"

Definition 5: grow smaller - [verb of change]

Samples where decline or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Interest in the project waned

Synonyms for decline in the sense of this definition

(decline is a kind of ...) decrease in size, extent, or range

"The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester" "The cabin pressure fell dramatically" "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds" "his voice fell to a whisper"

(... is a kind of decline ) go down momentarily

"Prices dipped"

(... is a kind of decline ) pass slowly (of time)

"The day wore on"

(... is a kind of decline ) go down in value

"Stock prices dropped"

Definition 6: grow worse - [verb of change]

Samples where decline or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Conditions in the slum worsened

Synonyms for decline in the sense of this definition

(decline is a kind of ...) undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

"We turned from Socialism to Capitalism" "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"

(... is a kind of decline ) become inflamed; get sore

"His throat inflamed"

(... is a kind of decline ) get worse or fall back to a previous condition

(... is a kind of decline ) be set at a disadvantage

"This author really suffers in translation" "The painting loses something in this light"

(... is a kind of decline ) get worse

"His grades suffered"

(... is a kind of decline ) get worse

"My grades are slipping"

(... is a kind of decline ) suffer a sudden downfall, overthrow, or defeat

(... is a kind of decline ) get worse

"Her health is declining"

(... is a kind of decline ) take away

(... is a kind of decline ) grow worse

"Her condition deteriorated" "Conditions in the slums degenerated" "The discussion devolved into a shouting match"

(... is a kind of decline ) get sick

"She fell sick last Friday, and now she is in the hospital"

(... is a kind of decline ) take a downward direction

"The economy finally turned down after a long boom"

Definition 7: show unwillingness towards - [verb of communication]

Samples where decline or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he declined to join the group on a hike

Synonyms for decline in the sense of this definition

(decline is a kind of ...) show a response or a reaction to something

(... is a kind of decline ) reject with contempt

"She spurned his advances"

(... is a kind of decline ) refuse to pay a levy to a union for political use

(... is a kind of decline ) decline formally or politely

"I regret I can't come to the party"

(... is a kind of decline ) refuse to recognize or pay

"repudiate a debt"

(... is a kind of decline ) refuse to go along with; refuse to follow; be disobedient

"He disobeyed his supervisor and was fired"

Definition 8: inflect for number, gender, case, etc. - [verb of communication]

Samples where decline or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in many languages, speakers decline nouns, pronouns, and adjectives

(decline is a kind of ...) change the form of a word in accordance as required by the grammatical rules of the language

Definition 9: go down - [verb of motion]

Samples where decline or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The roof declines here

(decline is a kind of ...) to fall vertically

"the bombs are dropping on enemy targets"

(... is a kind of decline ) appear to move downward

"The sun dipped below the horizon" "The setting sun sank below the tree line"

Definition 10: go down in value - [verb of motion]

Samples where decline or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the stock market corrected
  • prices slumped

Synonyms for decline in the sense of this definition

(decline is a kind of ...) move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way

"The temperature is going down" "The barometer is falling" "The curtain fell on the diva" "Her hand went up and then fell again"

Definition 11: refuse to accept - [verb of possession]

Samples where decline or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He refused my offer of hospitality

Synonyms for decline in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of decline ) refuse to accept

"dishonor checks and drafts"

(... is a kind of decline ) refuse to accept and send back

"bounce a check"

(decline has a similar meaning as ...) reject with contempt

"She spurned his advances"

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