Translation of "decline" - English-Italian dictionary


verb uk /dɪˈklaɪn/ (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.

formal If you decline something, you refuse it politely.

I invited him to the meeting but he declined.

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