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decline as in change toward something smaller or lower

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    • diminution change toward something smaller or lower ; the statement of a theme in notes of lesser duration (usually half the length of the original) ; the act of decreasing or reducing something
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    decline as in a condition inferior to an earlier condition
    • "a gradual falling off from a better state"

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    • declination a condition inferior to an earlier condition; a downward slope or bend ; (astronomy) the angular distance of a celestial body north or to the south of the celestial equator; a polite refusal of an invitation
    decline as in a gradual decrease
    • "as of stored charge or current"

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    • decay lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current; fall into decay or ruin; undergo decay or decomposition; the process of gradually becoming inferior ; a gradual decrease; the organic phenomenon of rotting ; an inferior state resulting from the process of decaying; the spontaneous disintegration of a radioactive substance along with the emission of ionizing radiation
    decline as in a downward slope or bend

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      • descent a movement downward ; properties attributable to your ancestry; the act of changing your location in a downward direction ; the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors ; a downward slope or bend ; the descendants of one individual
      • declivity a downward slope or bend
      • fall the season when the leaves fall from the trees; a sudden drop from an upright position; the lapse of mankind into sinfulness because of the sin of Adam and Eve; a downward slope or bend ; a lapse into sin; a sudden decline in strength or number or importance; a movement downward; the act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions); the time of day immediately following sunset; when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat ; a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity; a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity; descend in free fall under the influence of gravity; move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way; pass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind; come under, be classified or included; fall from clouds; suffer defeat, failure, or ruin; die, as in battle or in a hunt; touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly; be captured; occur at a specified time or place; decrease in size, extent, or range; yield to temptation or sin; lose office or power; to be given by assignment or distribution; move in a specified direction; be due; lose one's chastity; to be given by right or inheritance; come into the possession of; fall to somebody by assignment or lot; be inherited by; slope downward; lose an upright position suddenly; drop oneself to a lower or less erect position; fall or flow in a certain way; assume a disappointed or sad expression; be cast down; come out; be born, used chiefly of lambs; begin vigorously; go as if by falling; come as if by falling
      • declination a condition inferior to an earlier condition; a downward slope or bend ; (astronomy) the angular distance of a celestial body north or to the south of the celestial equator; a polite refusal of an invitation
      • declension the inflection of nouns and pronouns and adjectives in Indo-European languages ; process of changing to an inferior state ; a downward slope or bend ; a class of nouns or pronouns or adjectives in Indo-European languages having the same (or very similar) inflectional forms
      • downslope a downward slope or bend
      decline as in grow worse
      • "Conditions in the slum worsened"

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      decline as in refuse to accept
      • "He refused my offer of hospitality"

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      • refuse food that is discarded (as from a kitchen) ; show unwillingness towards; refuse to accept; elude, especially in a baffling way; refuse to let have; resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ; refuse entrance or membership
      • reject the person or thing that is rejected or set aside as inferior in quality ; refuse to accept or acknowledge; refuse to accept; deem wrong or inappropriate; reject with contempt; resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ; refuse entrance or membership; dismiss from consideration or a contest
      • pass up refuse to accept; fail to acknowledge
      • turn down refuse to accept; refuse entrance or membership; reject with contempt; take a downward direction; make lower or quieter
      decline as in show unwillingness towards
      • "he declined to join the group on a hike"

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      • refuse food that is discarded (as from a kitchen) ; show unwillingness towards; refuse to accept; elude, especially in a baffling way; refuse to let have; resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ; refuse entrance or membership
      decline as in grow smaller
      • "Interest in the project waned"

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      • go down move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way; go under; grow smaller; be recorded or remembered; be ingested; be defeated; disappear beyond the horizon; stop operating
      • wane a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number) ; grow smaller; become smaller; decrease in phase
      decline as in go down
      • "The roof declines here"
      decline as in go down in value
      • "the stock market corrected"
      • "prices slumped"

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      • slump a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality; a long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment ; assume a drooping posture or carriage ; fall or sink heavily; fall heavily or suddenly; go down in value
      • correct free from error; socially right or correct; in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure; correct in opinion or judgment; make right or correct; make reparations or amends for; censure severely; adjust for; punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience; go down in value; alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; treat a defect
      decline as in inflect for number, gender, case, etc.
      • "in many languages, speakers decline nouns, pronouns, and adjectives"

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