decline englannista suomeksi
vähentyä, laskea, heiketä, heikentyä
The act of declining or refusing something.
(quote-book) Soft declines are those declines in which the bank requires further verification.
To bend downward; to bring down; to depress; to cause to bend, or fall.
- in melancholy site, with head declined
(RQ:Spenser Faerie Queene)
To cause to decrease or diminish.
- You have declin'd his means.
- He knoweth his error, but will not seek to decline it.
To turn or bend aside; to deviate; to stray; to withdraw.
''a line that declines from straightness''
''conduct that declines from sound morals''
- Yet do I not decline from thy testimonies.
(RQ:Massinger The Roman Acto)
- Could I decline this dreadful hour?
(quote-book)|chapter=7| title=The Mirror and the Lamp| passage=“… This is Mr. Churchill, who, as you are aware, is good enough to come to us for his diaconate, and, as we hope, for much longer; and being a gentleman of independent means, he declines to take any payment.” Saying this Walden rubbed his hands together and smiled contentedly.
1570, (w), ''The Scholemaster'' (first edition)
- after the first declining of a noun and a verb
To run through from first to last; to recite in order as though declining a noun.
(RQ:Shakespeare Richard 3)
To reject a penalty against the opposing team, usually because the result of accepting it would benefit the non-penalized team less than the preceding play.
''The team chose to decline the fifteen-yard penalty because their receiver had caught the ball for a thirty-yard gain.''
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