Decline

Decline

譯為:n.下降,衰退,斜面;vi.下降,衰退,謝絕;vt.謝絕,婉拒

基本信息

基本釋義

•vt.

•變化(名詞、代詞或形容詞)的詞尾,使(靜詞)發生詞尾變化;使變格(如拉丁語puella變化為5個單數形式׃ puella,puellae,puellae,puellam,puella)[參較conjugate]

•拒絕,拒不(做、進入、考慮等):

•He declined to address the delegates.

•他拒絕向代表們發表講話。

•She declined to say more about the plan.

•她拒絕對此計畫再說些什麼。

•I declined to go along with such a wild scheme.

•我無法按這樣輕率的計畫繼續幹下去。

•謝絕,婉言拒絕,婉辭:

•to decline an offer

•婉言拒絕一個提議

•to decline an invitation

•謝絕一個邀請

•使傾斜,使下傾,使下降;使低垂,使下垂;使歪斜:

•He declined his head in despair.

•他垂頭喪氣。

•She came into the room with her head declined.

•她低垂著頭走進房間。

•【語法學】

•[廢語]避免;防止,擋開

•vi.

•謝絕,婉辭;(婉言)拒絕:

•I sent her an invitation but she declined.

•我向她發出邀請,但她謝絕了。

•(道路、物體等)下傾,下垂,下降,下落,歪斜,傾斜:

•The hill declines to the river.

•山腳向著河畔傾斜。

•The road declines sharp at this point.

•道路在這個地方突然傾斜。

•(太陽等)落下,(日)落,沒,下沉:

•The sun declined in the skies.

•太陽在天邊落下。

•(如一日)接近終了,接近結束,接近末尾,近尾聲,行將完結;消逝:

•The day is declining.

•時近黃昏。

•The autumn is now declining.

•秋天即將過去。

•(力量、體力、精力上)衰退,衰落,衰老,衰弱,減弱:

•His health has been declining these past weeks.

•過去幾周里他的健康狀況變得越來越壞。

•(在品格、價值上)降低,降落,減退;走下坡路:

•The dollar declined on the open market.

•美元在公開市場上下跌了。

•縮小;衰弱;消失:

•to decline in popularity

•名望下降

•Her popularity declined after 1990's and be retired.

•20世紀90年代之後她的名望下降並退休了。

•(價格、產值、人口等)下降,減少:

•The president said that the gross national product had declined by a big margin.

•總統說國民生產總值已大幅度下降。

•墮落;淪落:

•She has declined into a street girl.

•她已淪為妓女。

•屈尊,降落

•[廢語]偏離,背離

•n.

•下傾,傾斜,下垂;斜坡,斜面

•(價格、人口等的)下降;減少;落下

•(力量、健康、品格、權力、價值等的)衰退,衰落,衰微,衰敗;減退;墮落

•(人、生命等的)衰退期,衰落期;(消耗病如肺病的)結束期;(疾病等的)減退期

•晚期,後期,結束期,最後部分,結束部分,晚年

•(如太陽)落山,西下

•(如一日)終了,尾聲

•[口語](消耗性)疾病(如肺病)

短語

在走下坡路;在衰退中

decline and fall 衰亡,衰敗 in decline 在衰退中

economic decline 經濟衰退

rate of decline 遞減速度

例句

The decline in sales embarrassed our company. 銷售下降使我們公司陷於困境。

The rate of decline, however, "will be gentler than in the US or Europe". 不過,日本報紙的下降速度“會比美國或歐洲要更加緩慢。”

The move stopped the pound's decline but failed to bring about a significant rally.這個行動制止了英鎊的下跌, 但是未能使比價有很大上升。

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