Translation of "decline" - English-Italian dictionary


noun [ no plural ] uk /dɪˈklaɪn/ us /dɪˈklɑɪn/

a reduction in the amount, importance, quality, or strength of something

a steady decline in sales un continuo calo delle vendite
verb uk /dɪˈklaɪn/ us /dɪˈklɑɪn/ present participle declining, past tense and past participle declined

to become less in amount, importance, quality, or strength

declinare, diminuire
Sales of CDs have declined steadily. C’è stato un calo costante nelle vendite di CD.

formal If you decline something, you refuse it politely.

I invited him to the meeting but he declined. L’ho invitato alla riunione ma ha rifiutato.

(Translation of “decline” from the Cambridge English–Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)