decline

All Noun Verb
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  • Although she refused to pay the fine, the authorities declined to take further action.
  • In his declining years he was taken to a country home until his death.
  • While this decline continued over the following decades, the language did not die out.
  • But when the enemy offered battle, he would eventually decline it.
  • The release of comedy films also went into a decline during this decade.
  • But this period of power was followed by one of decline.
  • She declines, but we later learn she does actually go home with him after all.
  • Most lose interest in school and show a decline in academic performance.
  • Water quality declines during this time period and many people become ill.
  • The associated culture entered a period of long-term decline.
  • The associated culture entered a period of long-term decline.
  • The next day she invited him to her apartment but he declined.
  • It has since declined owing to the loss of most of the heavy industry.
  • Thereafter, the town population went into a long-term decline that has continued to the present.
  • She lived into advanced old age, but her health was declining toward the end of her life.
  • The nation has suffered profound economic and social decline in the past twenty years.
  • However, during the late 1980s, a much more serious decline set in.
  • He initially declines but suddenly changes his mind to the surprise of those around him.
  • In recent years the extent of the sea ice has declined.
  • For most declining species the main problem is lack of dead wood in the forest.
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Words starting with decline

Meaning 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
  • verb Grow smaller
    Interest in the project waned
  • verb Go down
    The roof declines here
  • verb Go down in value
    the stock market corrected, prices slumped
  • verb Inflect for number, gender, case, etc., "in many languages, speakers decline nouns, pronouns, and adjectives"