verb (used with object), de·clined, de·clin·ing.
- to inflect (a noun, pronoun, or adjective), as Latin puella, declined puella, puellae, puellae, puellam, puella in the five cases of the singular.
- to recite or display all or some subset of the inflected forms of a noun, pronoun, or adjective in a fixed order.
verb (used without object), de·clined, de·clin·ing.
Origin of decline
Synonyms for decline
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Historical Examples of undeclined
Like the adjective, it is, in the present English, undeclined.
Like the adjectives, it is, in the present English, undeclined.
Generally speaking, the greater part of the numerals are undeclined, even in inflected languages.The English Language
Robert Gordon Latham
It will be remembered that in Anglo-Saxon there was a form e, undeclined, and common to all the cases of all the numbers.
Generally speaking, the greater part of the cardinal numbers are undeclined.
Word Origin for decline
early 14c., "deterioration, degeneration," from Old French declin (see decline (v.)).
late 14c., "to turn aside, deviate," from Old French decliner "to sink, decline, degenerate, turn aside," from Latin declinare "to lower, avoid, deviate, to bend from, inflect," from de- "from" (see de-) + clinare "to bend," from PIE *klei-n-, suffixed form of *klei- "to lean" (see lean (v.)). Sense has been altered since c.1400 by interpretation of de- as "downward." Meaning "not to consent, politely refuse," is from 1630s. Related: Declined; declining.