decline
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decline(
dih
-
klaihn
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to reject)
a. declinar
Sam politely declined my invitation to the party.Sam declinó amablemente mi invitación a la fiesta.
b. rechazar
Smith declined our offer of a loan.Smith rechazó nuestra oferta de hacerle un préstamo.
c. rehusar
We wanted to give him a hand, but he declined our help.Le quisimos dar una mano, pero rehusó nuestra ayuda.
2. (linguistics)
a. declinar
Declining nouns in Russian is extremely hard.Declinar sustantivos en ruso es muy difícil.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to go down)
a. disminuir
The sale of cigarettes has declined for the third consecutive quarter.La venta de cigarrillos disminuye por tercer trimestre consecutivo.
b. descender
Oil demand declined significantly in the US.La demanda de crudo descendió significativamente en los Estados Unidos.
4. (to deteriorate)
a. deteriorarse
People felt sorry for me as my health declined.La gente me tenía lástima a medida que mi salud se deterioraba.
5. (to refuse)
a. rehusar
I offered him to take my seat, but he declined.Le ofrecí mi asiento, pero rehusó.
6. (linguistics)
a. declinarse
Russian nouns decline, and can be masculine, feminine, or neuter.En ruso, los sustantivos se declinan en masculino, femenino o neutro.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
7. (decrease)
a. la disminución
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Our schools have seen a decline in educational standards.Nuestras escuelas han sufrido una disminución del nivel educativo.
b. el descenso
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A decline in stock prices is expected.Se espera un descenso de las cotizaciones bursátiles.
8. (deterioration)
a. el declive
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The decline of the Roman Empire is a fascinating subject.El declive del Imperio Romano es un tema fascinante.
b. la decadencia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
His acting career has been on the decline for some years.Hace unos años que su carrera como actor está en decadencia.
c. el deterioro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The mental decline of the patient is age-related.El deterioro mental del paciente está relacionado con su edad.
d. el debilitamiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Old people must exercise regularly, or they might face a rapid decline in their health.Las personas mayores deben hacer ejercicio regularmente, o pueden sufrir un rápido debilitamiento de su salud.
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decline
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of person, empire)
a. el declive
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (decrease, reduction)
a. la descenso m, disminución
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to go into declinedecaer, debilitarse
to be on the declineestar en declive
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (offer, invitation)
a. declinar
to decline to do somethingdeclinar hacer algo
4. (grammar)
a. declinar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (refuse)
a. rehusar
6. (health, influence)
a. declinar
to decline in importanceperder importancia
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decline [dɪˈklaɪn]
noun
1 (decrease) (in numbers, sales) descenso (m); disminución (f);in de; (in support, interest) disminución (f)
to be on the decline ir disminuyendo
2 (deterioration) decadencia (f); declive (m); deterioro (m); (in standards) descenso (m); declive (m); (Med) debilitamiento (m)
the decline of the Roman Empire la decadencia del Imperio Romano; to fall into decline [+industry, town] entrar en decadencia; entrar en declive; to go into a decline (Med) ir debilitándose
transitive verb
1 (refuse) rehusar; rechazar; declinar (formal)
to decline to do sth rehusar hacer algo; declinar hacer algo (formal)
2 (Ling) declinar
intransitive verb
1 (decrease) [+power, influence] disminuir; (deteriorate) decaer; (in health) debilitarse; decaer
to decline in importance ir perdiendo importancia
2 (refuse) negarse; rehusar
3 (Ling) declinarse
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decline I decline
The word decline is the present subjunctive form of declinar in the first person singular. There are other translations for this conjugation. See the full declinar conjugation.
declinar
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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.
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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
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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
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