1. [ verb ] grow worse
Synonyms: worsen

"Conditions in the slum worsened"

Related terms: better change_state suffer slip deteriorate sicken lose deprive turn_down regress fail inflame tumble deterioration
2. [ noun ] change toward something smaller or lower
Synonyms: diminution
Related terms: decrease loss slump ebb sinking_spell deterioration slippage erosion decrease
3. [ verb ] show unwillingness towards
Synonyms: refuse

"he declined to join the group on a hike"

Related terms: accept react disobey reject regret repudiate contract_out
4. [ verb ] refuse to accept
Synonyms: reject refuse turn_down pass_up

"He refused my offer of hospitality"

Related terms: accept dishonor bounce reject refusal nonacceptance
5. [ noun ] a condition inferior to an earlier condition; a gradual falling off from a better state
Synonyms: declination
Related terms: improvement condition wreck neglect twilight worsen
6. [ verb ] grow smaller
Synonyms: go_down wane

"Interest in the project waned"

Related terms: decrease drop wear_on dip ebb
7. [ noun ] a gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current
Synonyms: decay
Related terms: decrease exponential_decay disintegrate
8. [ verb ] go down

"The roof declines here"

Related terms: drop dip descent
9. [ verb ] go down in value
Synonyms: slump correct

"the stock market corrected" "prices slumped"

Related terms: descend
10. [ verb ] (grammar) inflect for number, gender, case, etc., "in many languages, speakers decline nouns, pronouns, and adjectives"
Related terms: inflect declension
11. [ noun ] (geography) a downward slope
Synonyms: fall declivity downslope declension declination descent
Related terms: ascent slope downhill steep fall
Similar spelling:   declining