Synonyms of decline


1. decline, diminution, decrease, decrement

usage: change toward something smaller or lower

2. decline, declination, condition, status

usage: a condition inferior to an earlier condition; a gradual falling off from a better state

3. decay, decline, decrease, decrement

usage: a gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current

4. descent, declivity, fall, decline, declination, declension, downslope, slope, incline, side

usage: a downward slope or bend


1. worsen, decline, change state, turn

usage: grow worse; "Conditions in the slum worsened"

2. refuse, reject, pass up, turn down, decline

usage: refuse to accept; "He refused my offer of hospitality"

3. refuse, decline, react, respond

usage: show unwillingness towards; "he declined to join the group on a hike"

4. decline, go down, wane, decrease, diminish, lessen, fall

usage: grow smaller; "Interest in the project waned"

5. decline, drop

usage: go down; "The roof declines here"

6. decline, slump, correct, descend, fall, go down, come down

usage: go down in value; "the stock market corrected"; "prices slumped"

7. decline, inflect

usage: inflect for number, gender, case, etc., "in many languages, speakers decline nouns, pronouns, and adjectives"

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Definition and meaning of decline (Dictionary)