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declines

verb
present tense third-person singular of decline

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(Entry 1 of 2)

3 to go to a lower level especially abruptly
  • new-car sales declined to their lowest level in years

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6 to lead or extend downward
  • the bike path declines toward the riverbank and then follows the river for several miles

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declines

noun
plural of decline

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2 a downward slope
  • the bicyclist lost control on the unexpectedly steep decline

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3 a loss of status
  • the engagement at the small club was an unmistakable sign of the rock band's decline

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4 the amount by which something is lessened
  • a huge decline in the value of the artwork after its authenticity was questioned

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“Declines.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/declines. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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