refuse vs decline: What's the difference?

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Which is correct: refuse or Decline

How to spell refuse?

refuse
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Decline
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refuseverb

refuse entrance or membership

refuseverb

show unwillingness towards

refuseverb

resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ

refuseverb

refuse to accept

refusenoun

food that is discarded (as from a kitchen)

refuseverb

elude, especially in a baffling way

refuseverb

refuse to let have

Declineverb

grow worse

Declinenoun

a condition inferior to an earlier condition; a gradual falling off from a better state

Declineverb

go down in value

Declineverb

show unwillingness towards

Declineverb

refuse to accept

Declinenoun

a downward slope or bend

Declinenoun

a gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current

Declineverb

grow smaller

Declinenoun

change toward something smaller or lower

Declineverb

go down

Declineverb

inflect for number, gender, case, etc.

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