decline

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[dɪˈklaɪn]
[dɪˈklaɪn]

n.

vt.& vi.

vi.

vt.

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  • 下降;
  • 从精神世界到物质世界是一个下坠;
  • 衰退;
  • 衰落
1. After years of neglect and decline the city was cleaning itself up.
多年的玩忽职守和经济萧条过后,这个城市在进行自我整顿。

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2. The electoral fortunes of the Liberal Democratic party may decline.
自由民主党的选举运势可能会下降。

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3. He criticised the government for failing to halt economic decline.
他批评政府未能遏止经济下滑。

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4. The decline in marriage has been offset by a rise in cohabitation.
结婚人数的减少由于同居人数的增加而得以弥补。

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5. I think we can date the decline of Western Civilization quite precisely.
我认为我们可以相当准确地确定西方文明开始衰落的年代。

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1. VERB 下降;减少;衰退;衰落 If something declines, it becomes less in quantity, importance, or strength. 
  • The number of staff has declined from 217,000 to 114,000...

    员工人数从 21.7万减少到了11.4万。

  • Hourly output by workers declined 1.3% in the first quarter...

    第一季度工人每小时的产量下降了 1.3%。

  • Union membership and union power are declining fast.

    工会的人数和力量都在迅速萎缩。

2. VERB 婉拒;谢绝 If you decline something or decline to do something, you politely refuse to accept it or do it. 
  • He declined their invitation...

    他谢绝了他们的邀请。

  • The band declined to comment on the story...

    乐队拒绝对这一报道作任何评论。

  • He offered the boys some coffee. They declined politely.

    他问那些小伙子要不要来点咖啡,他们婉辞了。

3. N-VAR 下降;减少;衰退;衰落 If there is a decline in something, it becomes less in quantity, importance, or quality. 
  • There wasn't such a big decline in enrollments after all...

    注册人数终究还是没有出现如此大幅度的下降。

  • ...Rome's decline in the fifth century...

    公元5世纪时罗马的衰落

  • The first signs of economic decline became visible.

    经济衰退的最初迹象开始显现出来。

4. PHRASE 逐渐势微;正在衰退 If something is in decline or on the decline, it is gradually decreasing in importance, quality, or power. 
  • Thankfully the smoking of cigarettes is on the decline...

    令人欣慰的是,吸烟量在逐渐下降。

  • He is still one of the world's most popular golfers, but his game is in decline.

    他仍是世界上最受欢迎的高尔夫球选手之一,但他的球技日不如前。

5. PHRASE 走下坡路;开始衰退 If something goes or falls into decline, it begins to gradually decrease in importance, quality, or power. 
  • Libraries are an investment for the future and they should not be allowed to fall into decline.

    图书馆是对未来的一项投资,不应任其日趋萎缩。

n.

1. 下降, 减少, 衰退

  • There has been a sharp decline in profits this year.
  • 今年的利润大幅度下降。

2. 下倾,倾斜,下垂;斜坡,斜面

3. (力量、健康、品格、权力、价值等的)衰退,衰落,衰微,衰败;减退;堕落

4. (人、生命等的)衰退期,衰落期;(消耗病如肺病的)结束期;(疾病等的)减退期

5. 晚期,后期,结束期,最后部分,结束部分,晚年

6. (如太阳)落山,西下

7. (如一日)终了,尾声

vt. & vi.

1. 辞谢; 谢绝(邀请等)

  • We asked her to come to our party, but she declined.
  • 我们请她来参加我们的晚会, 但是她谢绝了。
  • The boy declined to answer a question.
  • 那男孩拒绝回答问题。
vi.

1. (太阳)落下

  • The sun is declining.
  • 太阳在落山。

2. (道路、物体等)下倾,下垂,下降,下落,歪斜,倾斜

  • The hill declines to the river.
  • 山脚向着河畔倾斜。

3. (如一日)接近终了,接近结束,接近末尾,近尾声,行将完结;消逝

4. (在品格、价值上)降低,降落,减退;走下坡路

5. 缩小;衰弱;消失

  • Her popularity declined after 1990's and be retired.
  • 20世纪90年代之后她的名望下降并退休了。

6. 堕落;沦落

  • She has declined into a street girl.
  • 她已沦为妓女。

7. 屈尊,降落

vt.

1. 减少;下降;衰弱;衰退

2. (根据名词、形容词或代词在句中的作用)变格,使发生词形变化

3. 拒绝,拒不(做、进入、考虑等)

  • He declined to address the delegates.
  • 他拒绝向代表们发表讲话。

4. 使倾斜,使下倾,使下降;使低垂,使下垂;使歪斜

  • She came into the room with her head declined.
  • 她低垂着头走进房间。
Noun

1. change toward something smaller or lower

2. a condition inferior to an earlier condition; a gradual falling off from a better state

3. a gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current

4. a downward slope or bend

Verb

1. grow worse;

  • "Conditions in the slum worsened"

2. refuse to accept;

  • "He refused my offer of hospitality"

3. show unwillingness towards;

  • "he declined to join the group on a hike"

4. grow smaller;

  • "Interest in the project waned"

5. go down;

  • "The roof declines here"

6. go down in value;

  • "the stock market corrected"
  • "prices slumped"

7. inflect for number, gender, case, etc., "in many languages, speakers decline nouns, pronouns, and adjectives"

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