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English definition of “decline”

decline

verb [I or T] (REFUSE)    /dɪˈklaɪn/ formal
B2 to refuse: I invited him to the meeting but he declined. He declined my offer. [+ to infinitive] They declined to tell me how they had got my address.Refusing and rejecting
(Definition of decline verb (REFUSE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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