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in·cline

 (ĭn-klīn′)
v. in·clined, in·clin·ing, in·clines
v.tr.
1. To cause (someone) to have a certain tendency: dispose: "His active, daring temperament little inclined him to patient, quiet study" (Harriet Beecher Stowe).
2. To dispose (someone) to have a certain preference or opinion or to take a course of action: I'm inclined to agree with you. Are you inclined to go to out tonight?
3. To cause to lean, slant, or slope: "Galileo ... inclined the plane and rolled brass balls down it" (George Johnson). See Synonyms at slant.
4. To bend or lower in a nod or bow: I inclined my head in acquiescence.
v.intr.
1. To be disposed to a certain preference, opinion, or course of action: Some researchers incline toward a different view of the problem.
2. To deviate from the horizontal or vertical; slant: When the path inclined steeply, it became difficult to continue hiking.
3. To lower or bend the head or body, as in a nod or bow.
n. (ĭn′klīn′)
An inclined surface; a slope or gradient: The car rolled down the incline.

[Middle English enclinen, from Old French encliner, from Latin inclīnāre : in-, into, toward; see in-2 + -clīnāre, to lean; see klei- in Indo-European roots.]

in·clin′er n.

incline

vb
1. to deviate or cause to deviate from a particular plane, esp a vertical or horizontal plane; slope or slant
2. (when: tr, may take an infinitive) to be disposed or cause to be disposed (towards some attitude or to do something): he inclines towards levity; that does not incline me to think that you are right.
3. to bend or lower (part of the body, esp the head), as in a bow or in order to listen
4. incline one's ear to listen favourably (to)
n
5. an inclined surface or slope; gradient
6. (Railways) short for inclined railway
[C13: from Latin inclīnāre to cause to lean, from clīnāre to bend; see lean1]
inˈcliner n

in•cline

(v. ɪnˈklaɪn; n. ˈɪn klaɪn, ɪnˈklaɪn)

v. -clined, -clin•ing,
n. v.i.
1. to deviate from the vertical or horizontal; slant.
2. to have a mental tendency, preference, etc.; be disposed: He inclines toward mysticism.
3. to approach; approximate: The color inclines toward blue.
4. to tend in character or in course of action.
5. to lean; bend.
v.t.
6. to persuade; dispose: Her attitude did not incline me to help her.
7. to bow; bend: inclined his head in greeting.
8. to cause to lean or bend in a particular direction.
n.
9. an inclined surface; slope; slant.
[1300–50; Middle English enclinen < Middle French encliner < Latin inclīnāre=in- in-2 + -clināre to bend; see lean1]

incline


Past participle: inclined
Gerund: inclining

Imperative
incline
incline
Present
I incline
you incline
he/she/it inclines
we incline
you incline
they incline
Preterite
I inclined
you inclined
he/she/it inclined
we inclined
you inclined
they inclined
Present Continuous
I am inclining
you are inclining
he/she/it is inclining
we are inclining
you are inclining
they are inclining
Present Perfect
I have inclined
you have inclined
he/she/it has inclined
we have inclined
you have inclined
they have inclined
Past Continuous
I was inclining
you were inclining
he/she/it was inclining
we were inclining
you were inclining
they were inclining
Past Perfect
I had inclined
you had inclined
he/she/it had inclined
we had inclined
you had inclined
they had inclined
Future
I will incline
you will incline
he/she/it will incline
we will incline
you will incline
they will incline
Future Perfect
I will have inclined
you will have inclined
he/she/it will have inclined
we will have inclined
you will have inclined
they will have inclined
Future Continuous
I will be inclining
you will be inclining
he/she/it will be inclining
we will be inclining
you will be inclining
they will be inclining
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been inclining
you have been inclining
he/she/it has been inclining
we have been inclining
you have been inclining
they have been inclining
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been inclining
you will have been inclining
he/she/it will have been inclining
we will have been inclining
you will have been inclining
they will have been inclining
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been inclining
you had been inclining
he/she/it had been inclining
we had been inclining
you had been inclining
they had been inclining
Conditional
I would incline
you would incline
he/she/it would incline
we would incline
you would incline
they would incline
Past Conditional
I would have inclined
you would have inclined
he/she/it would have inclined
we would have inclined
you would have inclined
they would have inclined
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.incline - an elevated geological formationincline - an elevated geological formation; "he climbed the steep slope"; "the house was built on the side of a mountain"
acclivity, ascent, climb, upgrade, raise, rise - an upward slope or grade (as in a road); "the car couldn't make it up the rise"
bank - sloping land (especially the slope beside a body of water); "they pulled the canoe up on the bank"; "he sat on the bank of the river and watched the currents"
camber, cant, bank - a slope in the turn of a road or track; the outside is higher than the inside in order to reduce the effects of centrifugal force
canyonside - the steeply sloping side of a canyon
coast - a slope down which sleds may coast; "when it snowed they made a coast on the golf course"
declivity, downslope, declination, declension, fall, decline, descent - a downward slope or bend
escarpment, scarp - a long steep slope or cliff at the edge of a plateau or ridge; usually formed by erosion
geological formation, formation - (geology) the geological features of the earth
hillside - the side or slope of a hill
mountainside, versant - the side or slope of a mountain; "conifer forests cover the eastern versant"
natural elevation, elevation - a raised or elevated geological formation
piedmont - a gentle slope leading from the base of a mountain to a region of flat land
ski slope - a snow-covered slope for skiing
2.incline - an inclined surface connecting two levelsincline - an inclined surface connecting two levels
inclined plane - a simple machine for elevating objects; consists of plane surface that makes an acute angle with the horizontal
ski jump - a steep downward ramp from which skiers jump
Verb1.incline - have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined; "She tends to be nervous before her lectures"; "These dresses run small"; "He inclined to corpulence"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
take kindly to - be willing or inclined to accept; "He did not take kindly to my critical remarks"
suffer - be given to; "She suffers from a tendency to talk too much"
gravitate - move toward; "The conversation gravitated towards politics"
2.incline - bend or turn (one's ear) towards a speaker in order to listen well; "He inclined his ear to the wise old man"
take heed, listen, hear - listen and pay attention; "Listen to your father"; "We must hear the expert before we make a decision"
3.incline - lower or bend (the head or upper body), as in a nod or bow; "She inclined her head to the student"
bring down, let down, lower, take down, get down - move something or somebody to a lower position; "take down the vase from the shelf"
4.incline - be at an angle; "The terrain sloped down"
ascend - slope upwards; "The path ascended to the top of the hill"
stoop - sag, bend, bend over or down; "the rocks stooped down over the hiking path"
fall - slope downward; "The hills around here fall towards the ocean"
climb - slope upward; "The path climbed all the way to the top of the hill"
dip - slope downwards; "Our property dips towards the river"
lean, tilt, angle, slant, tip - to incline or bend from a vertical position; "She leaned over the banister"
5.incline - feel favorably disposed or willing; "She inclines to the view that people should be allowed to expres their religious beliefs"
feel, experience - undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind; "She felt resentful"; "He felt regret"
6.incline - make receptive or willing towards an action or attitude or belief; "Their language inclines us to believe them"
predispose - make susceptible; "This illness predisposes you to gain weight"
shape, determine, influence, regulate, mold - shape or influence; give direction to; "experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion"

incline

verb
1. predispose, influence, tend, persuade, prejudice, bias, sway, turn, dispose the factors which incline us towards particular beliefs
2. bend, lower, nod, bow, stoop, nutate (rare) He inclined his head very slightly.
noun
1. slope, rise, dip, grade, descent, ramp, ascent, gradient, declivity, acclivity He came to a halt at the edge of a steep incline.

incline

verb
1. To depart or cause to depart from true vertical or horizontal:
2. To have a tendency or inclination:
3. To have an impact on in a certain way:
noun
Deviation from a particular direction:
Translations
مُنْحَدَريَحْني رأسَه
svahtíhnoutnaklonitsklonitsráz
bøjeskråning
lejtő
beygja, hallahalli, skái
palenkimas
liektnogāzenoliektpieliektslīpums

incline

A. [ˈɪnklaɪn] Npendiente f, cuesta f
B. [ɪnˈklaɪn] VT
1. (= bend) [+ head] → bajar, inclinar
2. (= slope) → inclinar
3. (frm) (= dispose) to incline sb to do sthpredisponer a algn a hacer algo
the factors which incline us towards particular beliefslos factores que nos predisponen a tener ciertas creencias
C. [ɪnˈklaɪn] VI
1. (= slope) → inclinarse
2. (= tend) I incline to or towards the belief/opinion thatme inclino a pensar que ...

incline

[ˈɪnklaɪn]
n (= slope) → pente f
a steep incline → une pente abrupte
[ɪnˈklaɪn] vb
vt (= bend) → incliner
vi
(= slope) → être incliné(e)
[person] I incline to the view that ... → j'ai tendance à penser que ...

incline

vt
head, body, roofneigen
(= dispose)veranlassen, bewegen; this inclines me to think that he must be lyingdas lässt mich vermuten, dass er lügt; the news inclines me to stayaufgrund or auf Grund der Nachricht würde ich gern bleiben ? inclined
vi
(= slope)sich neigen; (ground)abfallen
(= be disposed, tend towards)neigen; to incline to a point of viewzu einer Ansicht neigen or tendieren; he’s beginning to incline toward(s) our point of viewer beginnt unserer Ansicht zuzuneigen
nNeigung f; (of hill)Abhang m; (= gradient: Rail etc) → Gefälle nt

incline

[n ˈɪnklaɪn; vb ɪnˈklaɪn]
1. npendenza, pendio
2. vt (bend, head, body) → chinare, inclinare
3. vi
a. (slope) → declinare
b. (tend to) to incline to(wards)tendere a
I incline to the belief/opinion that ... → sono propenso a credere che...

incline

(inˈklain) verb
to bow (one's head etc).
(ˈinklain) noun
a slope.
inclination (inkləˈneiʃən) noun
1. a tendency or slight desire to do something. Has he any inclinations towards engineering?; I felt an inclination to hit him.
2. (an act of) bowing (the head etc).
be inclined to
1. to have a tendency to (do something). He is inclined to be a bit lazy.
2. to have a slight desire to (do something). I am inclined to accept their invitation.
References in classic literature ?
It was late evening and darkness lay over the town and over the railroad that ran along the foot of a little incline before the hotel.
They will incline into the hollow, where the cover is thicker," said the scout, "and that will leave us well on their flank.
It was so feeble and inconsistent a culmination to the beautiful scenery they had passed through, so hopeless and imbecile a conclusion to the preparation of that long picturesque journey, with its glimpses of sylvan and pastoral glades and canyons, that, as the coach swept down the last incline, and the remorseless monotony of the dead level spread out before them, furrowed by ditches and indented by pits, under cover of shielding their cheeks from the impalpable dust that rose beneath the plunging wheels, they buried their faces in their handkerchiefs, to hide a few half-hysterical tears.
Uncommonly conscientious for a seaman, and endued with a deep natural reverence, the wild watery loneliness of his life did therefore strongly incline him to superstition; but to that sort of superstition, which in some organizations seems rather to spring, somehow, from intelligence than from ignorance.
If you incline you can have him on trial, and then your coachman will see what he thinks of him.
But when he begins to put on a long face, and snuffle, and quote Scripture, I incline to think he isn't much better than he should be.
These cars were not tilted back, but the seats were; this enables the passenger to sit level while going down a steep incline.
Emma could not think it too soon; for with all his good and agreeable qualities, there was a sort of parade in his speeches which was very apt to incline her to laugh.
Rochester turn to Miss Ingram, and Miss Ingram to him; I see her incline her head towards him, till the jetty curls almost touch his shoulder and wave against his cheek; I hear their mutual whisperings; I recall their interchanged glances; and something even of the feeling roused by the spectacle returns in memory at this moment.
All this intelligence I dutifully imparted to my aunt, only reserving to myself the mention of little Em'ly, to whom I instinctively felt that she would not very tenderly incline.
Were it not well, brethren,'' said the Grand Master, ``that we examine something into the former life and conversation of this woman, specially that we may discover whether she be one likely to use magical charms and spells, since the truths which we have heard may well incline us to suppose, that in this unhappy course our erring brother has been acted upon by some infernal enticement and delusion?
What with the steepness of the incline, the thick tree stumps, and the soft sand, he and his crutch were as helpless as a ship in stays.