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Chinese (Traditional) translation of “decline”


verb [I or T] (REFUSE)
    /dɪˈklaɪn/ formal
to refuse
I invited him to the meeting but he declined.
He declined my offer.
[+ to infinitive] They declined to tell me how they had got my address.
Refusing and rejecting
(Definition of decline verb (REFUSE) from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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