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decline 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/diˈklīn/,
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declining, present participle; declined, past participle; declined, past tense; declines, 3rd person singular present;
  1. Become smaller, fewer, or less; decrease
    • - the birth rate continued to decline
  2. Diminish in strength or quality; deteriorate
    • - her health began to decline
    • - the victims of declining educational standards
  3. Politely refuse (an invitation or offer)
    • - Caroline declined the coffee
  4. Politely refuse to do something
    • - the company declined to comment
  5. (esp. of the sun) Move downward

  6. Bend down; droop

  7. (in the grammar of Latin, Greek, and certain other languages) State the forms of (a noun, pronoun, or adjective) corresponding to cases, number, and gender

Noun
  1. A gradual and continuous loss of strength, numbers, or quality
    • - a serious decline in bird numbers
    • - a civilization in decline
  2. A fall in value or price
    • - able to halt the stock's decline
  3. The gradual setting of the sun

  4. Any disease in which bodily strength gradually fails, esp. tuberculosis


  1. change toward something smaller or lower
  2. worsen: grow worse; "Conditions in the slum worsened"
  3. a condition inferior to an earlier condition; a gradual falling off from a better state
  4. refuse: refuse to accept; "He refused my offer of hospitality"
  5. decay: a gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current
  6. refuse: show unwillingness towards; "he declined to join the group on a hike"
  7. Decline is a change over time from previously efficient to inefficient organizational functioning, from previously rational to non-rational organizational and individual decision-making, from previously law-abiding to law violating organizational and individual behavior, from previously virtuous ...
  8. The Decline is a punk EP by NOFX. The CD version consisted of only the 18-minute title track, but the vinyl included a different version of "Clams Have Feelings Too" (from Pump Up the Valuum) on the B-side. ...
  9. Downward movement, fall; A sloping downward, e.g. of a hill or road; A weakening; A reduction or diminution of activity; To move downwards, to fall, to drop; To become weaker or worse; To refuse, forbear; To list the inflected forms of a noun, pronoun (and in some languages adjective) for ...
  10. (Declined) Your order hasome problem to process the credit card.
  11. (Declined) bent down or forward
  12. (declined) behind, mind, resigned
  13. (Declines) can be a spiral tunnel which circles either the flank of the deposit or circles around the deposit. The decline begins with a box cut, which is the portal to the surface. ...
  14. (Declining) A market stage of a stock that is characterized by a downtrend with subsequently lower highs and lower lows.
  15. (Declining) Past it’s best and getting worse.
  16. The company refuses to accept the request for insurance coverage.
  17. To refuse acceptance of an insurance application.
  18. The office of the District Attorney decides not to issue any criminal charges.
  19. A response from the card issuer denying the use of the card for the attempted transaction. If a request for approval is declined, the merchant must ask the cardholder for another form of payment.
  20. Also referred to as Denial, a decline is the refusal or rejection of a grant request. Some declination letters explain why the grant was not made, but many do not.
  21. A transaction that is rejected for payment by a credit-card holder’s bank.
  22. A transaction in which the issuing bank will not authorize the transaction.
  23. v. (of a handler) to return normally without having handled the condition being signaled, permitting the signaling process to continue as if the handler had not been present.
  24. v.  say `no' to (sth); refuse (sth offered), usu politely
  25. An inclined shaft used to transport workers, materials and ore to and from the underground working area in a mine.