declinar

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declinar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (rechazar una invitación) (formal)decline vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (informal)turn down, pass up vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
 Declinó la invitación a la cena.
 She declined the invitation to dinner.
declinar viverbo intransitivo: Verbo que no requiere de un objecto directo (Él no llegó", "corrí a casa"). (aproximarse a su fin)draw to a close v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  draw to an end v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 El Sol comienza a declinar al iniciar el atardecer.
 This sentence is not a translation of the English sentence. The work day finally drew to a close.
 
Additional Translations
declinar viverbo intransitivo: Verbo que no requiere de un objecto directo (Él no llegó", "corrí a casa"). (menguar, debilitarse)decline, decrease viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  go into decline viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  tail off vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
 Inicié un programa de ejercicios porque mi vigor físico comenzó a declinar.
 I started an exercise program because my energy had started to decline (or: decrease).
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