What does the word decline mean?

Usage examples for decline

  1. But you will not be vexed if I decline your offer- will you? – The Coming Conquest of England by August Niemann
  2. I decline to answer. – An Artist in Crime by Rodrigues Ottolengui
  3. Forgive me, Lady Audley, if I decline to answer that question. – Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon