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British English: /dɪˈklʌɪn/
American English: /dəˈklaɪn/

Translation of decline in French:


  • 1 (of empire, civilization, economy, industry, party, politician)
    déclin (m) (of de)
    to be in decline
    être sur le déclin
    to go into ou fall into decline
    tomber en déclin
    there has been a decline in the popularity of something
    quelque chose a perdu sa popularité
    there has been a decline in support for the party
    le parti a perdu une partie de son électorat
  • 2 (of trade, demand, support)
    baisse (f) (in, of de)
    to be on the ou in decline a 5% decline to 175
    une baisse de 5% pour atteindre 175
    to go/fall into decline
    tomber en déclin
  • 3 (of health, condition, person)
    déclin (m) (in, of de)
    to go/fall into (a) decline his decline into madness
    sa chute dans la folie

transitive verb

  • 1 (refuse)
    décliner (offer, honour)
    to decline to do
    refuser de faire

intransitive verb

  • 2 (wane)
    (influence, empire, status, career, team)
    être sur le déclin
  • 4 (Linguistics)
    se décliner
  • 5 [literary]
    se coucher

also: declining present participle adjective

  • 1 (getting fewer, less) a declining birth/inflation rate
    un taux de natalité/d'inflation en baisse
    declining sales
    la baisse des ventes
    the declining interest in something
    le désintérêt croissant pour quelque chose
  • 2 (in decline)
    (empire, industry, influence etc)
    en déclin
    in her declining years
    au déclin de sa vie
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