Antonyms for decline:
Synonyms for decline:
letup, wear, dive, slack off, weaken, spiral, tail-off, descend into, erosion, cutback, die down, flatline, seep away, halve, depreciate, ban, drop away, downswing, fall back, debar, ease, downslide, downtrend, downturn, sag, throw out, attrition, strike off, clamp down, slacken.
get along, grow old.
slack off, drop off, die down.
Sense 1 (noun)
deterioration, slump, downfall, downturn, worsening, descent, drop, failure, downgrade, dive, degeneracy, lapse, wane, senility, waning, diminution, ebb, decay, backsliding, recession, relapse, degeneration, fall, comedown, abatement.
old age (noun)
fall apart, relapse, ebb, fade, putrefy, tergiversate, decay, degenerate, revert, retrogress, lapse, collapse, wane, go downhill, get worse, wither, regress, wilt, slump, worsen, moulder, slip, slide, downgrade, dilapidate, atrophy, sink.
lessen, become less (verb)
fade, go downhill, rot, return, sink, worsen, fail, dwindle, fall off, depreciate, revert, weaken, backslide, abate, lower, shrink, deteriorate, recede, retrograde, degenerate, languish, diminish, subside, settle.
say no (verb)
slack down or off or up.
Usage examples for decline:
- Still I do not feel at liberty to decline the invitation; and therefore I will fix to- morrow as the time. - "The Life and Public Service of General Zachary Taylor: An Address", Abraham Lincoln.
- Do you accept, foundationers, or do you decline?" - "The Rebel of the School", Mrs. L. T. Meade.
- You had no right to accept a man if you intended to decline to live with him on such an income as that. - "The Bertrams", Anthony Trollope.