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  1. [noun] change toward something smaller or lower
    Synonyms: diminution

  2. [noun] a condition inferior to an earlier condition; a gradual falling off from a better state
    Synonyms: declination

  3. [noun] a gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current
    Synonyms: decay

  4. [noun] a downward slope or bend
    Synonyms: descent, declivity, fall, declination, declension, downslope

  5. [verb] grow worse; "Conditions in the slum worsened"
    Synonyms: worsen

  6. [verb] refuse to accept; "He refused my offer of hospitality"
    Synonyms: refuse, reject, pass up, turn down

  7. [verb] show unwillingness towards; "he declined to join the group on a hike"
    Synonyms: refuse

  8. [verb] grow smaller; "Interest in the project waned"
    Synonyms: go down, wane

  9. [verb] go down; "The roof declines here"

  10. [verb] go down in value; "the stock market corrected"; "prices slumped"
    Synonyms: slump, correct

  11. [verb] inflect for number, gender, case, etc., "in many languages, speakers decline nouns, pronouns, and adjectives"


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