Meaning of decline

Definition of decline

(noun) change toward something smaller or lower
a condition inferior to an earlier condition; a gradual falling off from a better state
a gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current
(verb) grow worse; "Conditions in the slum worsened"
refuse to accept; "He refused my offer of hospitality"
show unwillingness towards; "he declined to join the group on a hike"
grow smaller; "Interest in the project waned"
go down; "The roof declines here"
go down in value; "the stock market corrected"; "prices slumped"
inflect for number, gender, case, etc.; "in many languages, speakers decline nouns, pronouns, and adjectives"

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