Translation of "decline" - English-Japanese dictionary


verb uk /dɪˈklaɪn/ (present participle declining, past tense and past participle declined)

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

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–Japanese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)