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Another word for decline

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Verb
  1. To be unwilling to accept, consider, or receive

  2. To slope downward

      1. To go below the surface of water or another liquid:
      2. To descend to the bottom of a body of water or other liquid:
      3. To fall or drop to a lower level, especially to go down slowly or in stages:
      1. Any of various thick, dark, sticky substances obtained from the distillation residue of coal tar, wood tar, or petroleum and used for waterproofing, roofing, caulking, and paving.
      2. Any of various natural bitumens, such as mineral pitch or asphalt.
      3. A resin derived from the sap of various coniferous trees, as the pines.
      1. To drop or come down freely under the influence of gravity:
      2. To drop oneself to a lower or less erect position:
      3. To lose an upright or erect position suddenly:
      1. The smallest quantity of liquid heavy enough to fall in a spherical mass.
      2. Liquid medicine administered in drops.
      3. A small quantity of a substance:
      1. To plunge briefly into a liquid, as in order to wet, coat, or saturate.
      2. To color or dye by immersing:
      3. To immerse (a sheep or other animal) in a disinfectant solution.
      1. To move from a higher to a lower place; come or go down.
      2. To slope, extend, or incline downward:
      3. To be related by genetic descent from an individual or individuals in a previous generation:
    See also:

    rise

  3. To become lower in quality, character, or condition

      1. To make or become worse.
      1. To go below the surface of water or another liquid:
      2. To descend to the bottom of a body of water or other liquid:
      3. To fall or drop to a lower level, especially to go down slowly or in stages:
      1. Moving or tending backward:
      2. Opposite to the usual order; inverted or reversed:
      3. Reverting to an earlier or inferior condition:
      1. To diminish or impair in quality, character, or value:
      2. To grow worse; degenerate:
      3. To weaken or disintegrate; decay:
      1. To move from a higher to a lower place; come or go down.
      2. To slope, extend, or incline downward:
      3. To be related by genetic descent from an individual or individuals in a previous generation:
      1. Having declined, as in function or nature, from a former or original state:
      2. Morally corrupt or given to vice.
      3. Relating to two or more quantum states that share the same quantum numbers:
      1. A wasting or decrease in size of a body organ, tissue, or part owing to disease, injury, or lack of use:
      2. A wasting away, deterioration, or diminution:
      3. To cause to wither or deteriorate; affect with atrophy.
Noun
  1. Descent to a lower level or condition

      1. The process of growing worse, or the state of having grown worse.
      1. The process of degenerating.
      2. The state of being degenerate.
      3. Gradual deterioration of specific tissues, cells, or organs with corresponding impairment or loss of function, caused by injury, disease, or aging.
      1. The process of degenerating.
      2. The state of being degenerate.
      3. The presence in the genetic code of multiple codons for the same amino acid.
      1. A sloping or bending downward.
      2. A falling off, especially from prosperity or vigor; a decline.
      3. A deviation, as from a specific direction or standard.
      1. In certain languages, the inflection of nouns, pronouns, and adjectives with respect to categories such as case, number, and gender.
      2. A class of words of one language with the same or a similar system of inflections, such as the first declension in Latin.
      3. A descending slope; a descent.
      1. A process, condition, or period of deterioration or decline, as in morals or art; decay.
      2. A literary movement especially of late 19th-century France and England characterized by refined aestheticism, artifice, and the quest for new sensations.
      1. A wasting or decrease in size of a body organ, tissue, or part owing to disease, injury, or lack of use:
      2. A wasting away, deterioration, or diminution:
      3. To cause to wither or deteriorate; affect with atrophy.
    See also:

    better

  2. A marked loss of strength or effectiveness

    See also:

    increase

  3. A usually swift downward trend, as in prices

    See also:

    increase

  4. A downward slope or distance

      1. Any of various thick, dark, sticky substances obtained from the distillation residue of coal tar, wood tar, or petroleum and used for waterproofing, roofing, caulking, and paving.
      2. Any of various natural bitumens, such as mineral pitch or asphalt.
      3. A resin derived from the sap of various coniferous trees, as the pines.
      1. To drop or come down freely under the influence of gravity:
      2. To drop oneself to a lower or less erect position:
      3. To lose an upright or erect position suddenly:
      1. The smallest quantity of liquid heavy enough to fall in a spherical mass.
      2. Liquid medicine administered in drops.
      3. A small quantity of a substance:
      1. The act or an instance of descending:
      2. A way down:
      3. A downward incline or passage; a slope:
      1. A downward slope, as of a hill.
    See also:

    rise

Another word for decline

Noun
Verb
  1. To refuse

    See also:

    refuse

  2. To decrease

    See also:

    decrease

  3. To sink slowly

      1. To end or resolve (a dispute, for example) by making a decision or coming to an agreement.
      2. To resolve (a lawsuit or dispute) by mutual agreement of the parties rather than by court decision.
      3. To make the determinations and distributions of (a trust).
      1. To bend or hang downward:
      2. To bend or sag gradually:
      3. To sag in dejection or exhaustion:
      1. To plunge briefly into a liquid, as in order to wet, coat, or saturate.
      2. To color or dye by immersing:
      3. To immerse (a sheep or other animal) in a disinfectant solution.
      1. To move from a higher to a lower place; come or go down.
      2. To slope, extend, or incline downward:
      3. To be related by genetic descent from an individual or individuals in a previous generation:
  4. To deteriorate

      1. To revert to bad habits or lapse in religious practice.
      1. Having declined, as in function or nature, from a former or original state:
      2. Morally corrupt or given to vice.
      3. Relating to two or more quantum states that share the same quantum numbers:
      1. To go below the surface of water or another liquid:
      2. To descend to the bottom of a body of water or other liquid:
      3. To fall or drop to a lower level, especially to go down slowly or in stages:
      1. To prove deficient or lacking; perform ineffectively or inadequately:
      2. To be unsuccessful:
      3. To be unsuccessful in being acted upon: