Translation of "decline" - English-Spanish dictionary


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

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

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

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” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /diˈklain/

(formal ) to say ’no’ to (an invitation etc); to refuse

rehusar, rechazar
We declined his offer of a lift.

(formal ) to become less strong or less good etc

His health has declined recently
Our profits have temporarily declined.

(Translation of “decline” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)