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English definition of “decline”

decline

verb [I or T] (GRAMMAR)    /dɪˈklaɪn/ specialized
If a noun , pronoun , or adjective declines, it has different forms to show if it is the subject or object , etc. of a verb or if it is singular or plural , etc. If you decline such a word, you list its various forms : In Latin we learned how to decline nouns .Grammatical terms
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