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decline /di'klain/
  • danh từ
    • sự sụt, sự suy tàn, sự suy sụp, sự tàn tạ
      • the decline of imperialism: sự suy tàn của chủ nghĩa đế quốc
      • the decline of prices: sự sụt giá
      • the decline of old age: sự tàn tạ của tuổi già
      • the decline of the moon: lúc trăng tàn
    • (y học) bệnh gầy mòn, sự sụt sức
      • to fall into a decline: mắc bệnh gầy mòn, bị sụt sức
  • nội động từ
    • nghiêng đi, dốc nghiêng đi
    • nghiêng mình, cúi mình, cúi đầu rũ xuống
    • tàn dần (ngày); xế, xế tà (mặt trời...); suy đi, suy dần (sức khoẻ); sụt xuống (giá cả...)
    • suy sụp, suy vi, tàn tạ
    • ngoại động từ
      • nghiêng (mình), cúi (đầu)
      • từ chối, khước từ, không nhận, không chịu
        • to decline an invitation: khước từ lời mời
        • to decline battle: không chịu giao chiến
        • to decline a challenge: không nhận lời thách
        • to decline to do (doing) something: từ chối không làm gì
        • to decline with thanks: từ chối một cách khinh bỉ
      • (ngôn ngữ học) biến cách
    Concise Dictionary
    +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
    +a downward slope or bend
    +grow worse
    +refuse to accept
    +show unwillingness towards
    +grow smaller
    +go down
    +go down in value
    +inflect for number, gender, case, etc., "in many languages, speakers decline nouns, pronouns, and adjectives"

    Thesaurus Dictionary
    1 refuse, turn down, deny, reject, demur, forgo, veto, avoid, abstain from:
    She declined help with the packages. Roger was offered a professorship at the university but he declined.
    2 diminish, lessen, decrease, wane, flag, go down, fall or taper off, subside, ebb, abate, dwindle, shrink, fade, Colloq peter out, run out of steam, US run out of gas:
    Demand for hula hoops declined.
    3 slope or slant (downwards), descend, drop or fall off, dip, sink:
    The meadow declines towards the river.
    4 deteriorate, degenerate, worsen, fail:
    My health has declined over the last year.
    5 go or drop down, settle, dip, sink, set:
    The sun was declining as I went home.
    6 diminution, decrease, lessening, ebb, downturn, fall-off, reduction, abatement, slump, descent:
    There has been a steady decline in the value of the pound.
    7 degeneration, deterioration, loss, diminution, weakening, debility, weakness, worsening, decay, failing:
    We noted a decline in the physical condition of those living nearby.
    8 declivity, (downward) slope or slant, descent, downgrade, incline:
    The path led down a steep decline towards the pond.

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