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See also decliné, décline, and décliné

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From Middle English declinen < Old French decliner < Latin declinare (to bend, turn aside, deflect, inflect, decline) < de (down) + *clinare (to bend, incline).

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Singular
Decline

Plural
Declines

Decline (plural Declines) Patrono:Rfex
  1. Downward movement, fall.
  2. A sloping downward, e.g. of a hill or road.
  3. A weakening.
  4. A reduction or diminution of activity.
    • Patrono:RQ:Schuster Hepaticae V
      It is also pertinent to note that the current obvious decline in work on holarctic hepatics most surely reflects a current obsession with cataloging and with nomenclature of the organisms—as divorced from their study as living entities.

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Infinitive
to Decline

Third person singular
declines

Simple past
declined

Past participle
declined

Present participle
declining

to Decline (third-person singular simple present declines, present participle declining, simple past and past participle declined)
  1. (intransitive) To move downwards, to fall, to drop.
    The dollar has declined rapidly since 2001.
  2. (intransitive) To become weaker or worse.
    My health declined in winter.
  3. (transitive) To refuse.
    On reflection I think I will decline your generous offer.
  4. (transitive, grammar) To list the inflected forms of a noun, pronoun (and in some languages adjective) for case and number.

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decline

  1. Patrono:Ro-form-verb
  2. Patrono:Ro-form-verb

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Decline (infinitive declinar)

  1. formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of declinar.
  2. first-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of declinar.
  3. formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of declinar.
  4. third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of declinar.

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