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Meaning of "decline" in Essential American English Dictionary

decline

verb   /dɪˈklɑɪn/
formal If you decline something, you refuse it politely: I invited him to the meeting but he declined.
to become less in amount, importance, quality, or strength: Sales of CDs have declined steadily.
(Definition of decline verb from the Websters Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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