Translation of "decline" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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us uk /dɪˈklaɪn/

decline verb (GO DOWN)

B2 [ I ] to gradually become less, worse, or lower

His interest in the project declined after his wife died. 妻子死後,他對該企劃案的興趣逐漸淡薄了。
The party's popularity has declined in the opinion polls. 民意調查顯示該黨的支持率已經下滑。
formal The land declines sharply away from the house. 地勢從房屋那邊開始大幅度向下傾斜。

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decline verb (REFUSE)

B2 [ I or T ] formal to refuse

I invited him to the meeting but he declined. 我邀請他參加那次會議,但他謝絕了。
He declined my offer. 他拒絕了我的提議。
[ + to infinitive ] They declined to tell me how they had obtained my address. 他們拒絕透露是如何得到我的地址的。

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decline verb (GRAMMAR)

[ I or T ] specialized language 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. 學習拉丁語要瞭解名詞的變格規則。

declinenoun [ S or U ]

us uk /dɪˈklaɪn/

B2 when something becomes less in amount, importance, quality, or strength

industrial decline 工業的衰落
Home cooking seems to be on the/in decline (= not so many people are doing it). 自己在家做飯的人似乎越來越少了。
a decline in the number of unemployed 失業人數的下降
She seemed to be recovering and then she went into a decline. 她的身體似乎開始恢復了,但後來卻又變得越來越虛弱。

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(Translation of “decline” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)