declinar
Listen to an audio pronunciation
Listen to an audio pronunciation
Listen to an audio pronunciation
declinar(
deh
-
klee
-
nahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to fail to accept)
a. to decline
Tengo que declinar tu invitación porque me voy a encontrar en el exterior.I must decline your invitation because I'm going abroad.
b. to reject
El consejo declinó la petición por unanimidad.The board rejected the petition unanimously.
c. to turn down
El salario no era bueno, así que decliné la oferta de trabajo.The salary wasn't high, so I turned down the job proposal.
d. to not accept
El gobierno declinó la solicitud de mi amigo para una visa.The government didn't accept my friend's application for a visa.
2. (linguistics)
a. to decline
Declina los pronombres personales en los casos acusativo y dativo.Decline the personal pronouns in the accusative and dative cases.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to end)
a. to draw to a close
Los búhos aparecen cuando declina el día.Owls appear when the day draws to a close.
4. (to decrease)
a. to decline
El anciano se enfermó de neumonía y su salud comenzó a declinar.The old man got pneumonia, and his health began to decline.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
declinar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. ((gen) &)
a. to decline
2. (responsabilidad)
a. to disclaim
declinó amablemente la invitaciónhe politely declined the invitation
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (día, tarde)
a. to draw to a close
4. (fiebre)
a. to subside, to abate
5. (economía)
a. to decline
su interés por la caza ha declinadohis interest in hunting has declined
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
declinar
transitive verb
1 (rechazar) [+honor, invitación] to decline; (Jur) to reject
declinamos cualquier responsabilidad we cannot accept responsibility; declinar hacer algo to decline to do sth
2 (Lingüística) to decline
intransitive verb
1 (decaer) to decline; decay
2 [+día] to draw to a close
3 [+terreno] to slope (away o down)
4 (Lingüística) to decline
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
Word Roots
Hover on a tile to learn new words with the same root.
Loading roots
Examplesloading
Learn Spanish with Fluencia
Try Fluencia, the new Spanish learning program from SpanishDict.
  • Fun and interactive
  • Highly effective
  • Easy to use
  • Works on any device
Start Learning
Did this page answer your question?