any difference?

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decline , refuse, reject and turn down

How can I use them properly and politely?




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The politest thing, I suppose, would be to use decline instead of refuse or reject or even turn down. Example: "I am afraid I am going to have you decline your offer." Is that the kind of thing you had in mind?

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One of my students was surprised when a British bank said 'It's a decline' when he asked for a credit card. ;-)
 

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tdol said:
One of my students was surprised when a British bank said 'It's a decline' when he asked for a credit card. ;-)

That must be a new usage.

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I suppose they are trying to put a positive spin and not sound, err, negative. He wondered what had happened to 'no'. He also wondered why they wouldn't given that he was a businessman being sponsored to do an MBA here. ;-|
 
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