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IELTS Synonyms – “Decline”

Decline – Become smaller, fewer, less;

  1. Decrease
  2. Reduce
  3. Get smaller
  4. Lessen
  5. Get less
  6. Diminish
  7. Wane
  8. Dwindle
  9. Contract
  10. Shrink
  11. Fall off
  12. Taper off
  13. Tail off
  14. Peter out
  15. Drop
  16. Fall
  17. Go down
  18. Sink
  19. Slump
  20. Plummet
  21. Plunge
  22. Nosedive / Take a nosedive
  23. Go into a tailspin
  24. Crash
  25. Deteriorate
  26. Degenerate
  27. Decay
  28. Crumble
  29. Collapse
  30. Fail
  31. Fall
  32. Sink
  33. Slump
  34. Slip
  35. Slide
  36. Go downhill
  37. Worsen
  38. Get worse
  39. Go to rack and ruin
  40. Stagnate
  41. Atrophy
  42. Wither
  43. Weaken
  44. Fade, fade away
  45. Wane
  46. ebb
  47. be abandoned
  48. be neglected
  49. be disregarded
  50. be forgotten
  51. go to pot
  52. go to the dogs
  53. hit the skids
  54. go down the toilet
  55. go down the tubes
  56. go to the pack
  57. retrograde

flourish

politely refuse (an invitation or offer).
Similar
turn down
reject
brush aside
refuse
rebuff
spurn
disdain
look down one’s nose at
repulse
repudiate
dismiss
forgo
deny oneself
pass up
refuse to take advantage of
turn one’s back on
abstain (from)
say no to
shake one’s head
send one’s regrets
give the thumbs down (to)
give the red light (to)
give something a miss
give someone the brush-off
knock back
snout
Opposite
accept
noun
a gradual and continuous loss of strength, numbers, quality, or value.
Similar
reduction
decrease
downturn
downswing
lowering
devaluation
depreciation
lessening
diminishing
diminution
slackening
waning
dwindling
fading
ebb
falling off
abatement
drop
slump
plunge
tumble
downtick
nosedive
crash
let-up
deterioration
degeneration
degradation
shrinkage
shrinking
withering
atrophy
weakening
enfeeblement
fall
failure
death
decay
decaying
decadence
devolution
declining
on the decline
crumbling
collapsing
atrophying
failing
disappearing
dying
moribund
past its prime
obsolescent
on its last legs
on the way out

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