Translation of "decline" - English-Portuguese dictionary

decline

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

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

declínio, decadência
a steady decline in sales
verb uk /dɪˈklaɪn/ us /dɪˈklɑɪn/ present participle declining, past tense and past participle declined

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

diminuir, cair, baixar
Sales of CDs have declined steadily.

formal If you decline something, you refuse it politely.

declinar (de), rejeitar
I invited him to the meeting but he declined.

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