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decline /dɪˈklaɪn/ noun [singular, uncountable]

نقصان ، کاهش ، شیب پیدا کردن ، رد کردن ، نپذیرفتن ، صرف کردن (اسم یاضمیر) ، انحطاط ، خم شدن ، مایل شدن ، رو بزوال گذاردن ، تنزل کردن ، کاستن ، قانون ـ فقه: مرحله رکود یا انحطاط اقتصادی ، روانشناسی: کاهش
مهندسی صنایع: نزول ، کاهش ، کاسته شدن

[TahlilGaran] Persian Dictionary

- lessen, decrease, diminish, dwindle, ebb, fade, fall off, shrink, sink, wane
- deteriorate, decay, degenerate, droop, languish, pine, weaken, worsen
- refuse, abstain, avoid, reject, say `no', turn down
- lessening, downturn, drop, dwindling, falling off, recession, slump
- deterioration, decay, degeneration, failing, weakening, worsening
Antonyms: ascend, accept
Contrasted words: advance, progress, develop, mature, gain, recover, receive, take, accede, acquiesce, assent, consent, choose, select, adopt, embrace, espouse, advancement, recovery, development, maturation, evolution, upswing, uptrend, upturn
Related Idioms: go downhill, take a turn for the worse, send regrets
Related Words: backslide, lapse, relapse, slide, return, revert, recede, retrograde, abate, ebb, subside, wane, balk, boggle, demur, jib, scruple, shy, stick, stickle, abstain, forbear, refrain, deny, gainsay, abjure, renounce, bypass, devitalization, weakening, comedown, descent, drop, fall, falling off, slump, backsliding, loss, lowering, depression, decrease, drop-off, sell-off
English Thesaurus: decrease, go down, decline, diminish, fall/drop, ...

[TahlilGaran] English Synonym Dictionary

I. decline1 W2 AC /dɪˈklaɪn/ noun [singular, uncountable]
a decrease in the quality, quantity, or importance of something
decline in
There has been a decline in the size of families.
decline of
the decline of manufacturing
rapid/sharp/steep/dramatic decline
a rapid decline in unemployment
steady/gradual/long-term decline
The island’s population initially numbered 180, but there was a gradual decline until only 40 people were left.
the economic decline faced by many cities
in decline/on the decline (=falling)
the widely held belief that educational standards are in decline
fall/go etc into decline (=become less important, successful etc)
The port fell into decline in the 1950s.

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

II. decline2 W3 AC verb
[Date: 1300-1400; Language: French; Origin: décliner, from Latin declinare 'to turn aside, inflect']

1. DECREASE [intransitive] to decrease in quantity or importance:
Spending on information technology has declined.
Car sales have declined by a quarter.
After the war, the city declined in importance.

2. SAY NO [intransitive and transitive] formal to say no politely when someone invites you somewhere, offers you something, or wants you to do something:
Offered the position of chairman, Smith declined, preferring to keep his current job.
Mary declined a hot drink and went to her room.
decline an offer/invitation etc
Mary declined Jay’s invitation to dinner.
decline to do something
The court declined to review her case.
The minister declined to comment (=refused to speak to people who report the news) about the progress of the peace talks.

3. BECOME WORSE [intransitive] to become gradually worse in quality Synonym : deteriorate:
Her health has been declining progressively for several months.
Qualified staff are leaving and standards are declining.

4. sb’s declining years formal the last years of someone’s life

a) [intransitive] if a noun, pronoun, or adjective declines, its form changes according to whether it is the subject, object etc of a sentence
b) [transitive] if you decline a noun, pronoun, or adjective, you show the various forms that it can take
—declining adjective:
declining attendance at baseball games

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

ADJ. catastrophic, considerable, dramatic, drastic, massive, marked, precipitate, precipitous, rapid, serious, sharp, significant, steep, substantial | gentle, gradual, modest, slight, slow | continuing, progressive, steady a steady decline in manufacturing
general, long-term, overall | absolute, inevitable, inexorable, irreversible, terminal an industry in terminal decline
economic, industrial, moral, political, urban the moral decline of the nation
VERB + DECLINE fall into, go into, suffer The cloth trade went into gradual decline.
cause, lead to The increased gold price lead to the decline of his jewellery business.
arrest, halt, stop We must halt this decline in health services.
prevent | accelerate | see We have seen a sharp decline in educational standards over recent years.
PREP. in ~ The motor industry is still in decline.
on the ~ This area has been on the decline for some years now.
~ in a steep decline in sales
~ of the decline of British farming
PHRASES the decline and fall of sth the decline and fall of a great civilization

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

I. refuse
ADV. politely | absolutely I absolutely decline to discuss my dealings with him or anyone.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

II. become smaller/weaker
ADV. considerably, dramatically, drastically, markedly, sharply, significantly, steeply The economy has declined sharply in recent years.
a little, slightly | fast, rapidly The market for these products is declining fast.
steadily | gradually, slowly | further
PREP. by Profits declined by 6% this year.
from, to The number of full-time staff has declined from 300 to just 50.
PHRASES decline in importance/numbers/size This section of the market has slowly declined in importance.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary


sharp/steep (=by a large amount)
The higher prices caused a sharp decline in sales.
rapid (=fast)
We noticed a rapid decline in his health.
dramatic (=extremely fast, and by a large amount)
The last three years have seen a dramatic decline in the number of tigers in the area.
marked (=very noticeable)
Hunting led to a marked decline in bird numbers.
After 1870, there was a gradual decline of the disease.
steady/progressive (=gradual but continuous)
There has been a steady decline in club membership.
a long-term decline (=happening for a long time)
The long-term decline in the manufacturing industry is still continuing.
economic/industrial etc decline
This area has been severely affected by long-term industrial decline.
cause/lead to a decline
The use of agricultural chemicals has led to a decline in water quality.
go/fall into decline (=become less important, successful etc)
At the beginning of the century the cloth trade was going into decline.
suffer a decline
The firm suffered a sharp decline in its profits.
stop/halt a decline (=stop it from continuing)
These measures are intended to halt the decline in fish populations.
reverse a decline (=make something start to improve again)
The main aim is to reverse the decline of the world’s environment.
see a decline (=used to say that a decline happens at a particular time or in a particular place)
The 20th century saw a steady decline in the rural population.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

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