Decline

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Definition

to decline: to decrease, to reduce, to lower; to refuse, to say no
verb

a decline (in quality): a reduction, a lowering, a decrease, a fall (in quality)
noun

Examples

  • "Brian : No, It's a financial term. Businesses stop expanding, revenues decline, employment falls and unemployment rises."
  • "Whenever a delicate question is asked, or one which you can't or don't want to answer, feel free to tactfully decline a response."

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