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in·flect

 (ĭn-flĕkt′)
v. in·flect·ed, in·flect·ing, in·flects
v.tr.
1. To alter (the voice) in tone or pitch; modulate.
2. Grammar To alter (a word) by inflection.
3. To turn from a course or a specified alignment; bend.
v.intr. Grammar
1. To be modified by inflection.
2. To give all of the inflected forms of a word; to provide a paradigm.

[Middle English inflecten, to bend down, from Latin īnflectere : in-, in; see in-2 + flectere, to bend.]

in·flec′tive adj.
in·flec′tor n.

inflect

(ɪnˈflɛkt)
vb
1. (Grammar) (grammar) to change (the form of a word) or (of a word) to change in form by inflection
2. (Phonetics & Phonology) (tr) to change (the voice) in tone or pitch; modulate
3. (tr) to cause to deviate from a straight or normal line or course; bend
[C15: from Latin inflectere to curve round, alter, from flectere to bend]
inˈflectedness n
inˈflective adj
inˈflector n

in•flect

(ɪnˈflɛkt)
v.t.
1. to modulate (the voice).
2. to change the form of (a word) by inflection; conjugate or decline.
3. to bend; turn from a direct course.
v.i.
4. to be characterized by grammatical inflection.
[1375–1425; Middle English < Latin inflectere to bend in =in- in-2 + flectere to bend; compare flex1]
in•flec′tive, adj.
in•flec′tor, n.

inflect


Past participle: inflected
Gerund: inflecting

Imperative
inflect
inflect
Present
I inflect
you inflect
he/she/it inflects
we inflect
you inflect
they inflect
Preterite
I inflected
you inflected
he/she/it inflected
we inflected
you inflected
they inflected
Present Continuous
I am inflecting
you are inflecting
he/she/it is inflecting
we are inflecting
you are inflecting
they are inflecting
Present Perfect
I have inflected
you have inflected
he/she/it has inflected
we have inflected
you have inflected
they have inflected
Past Continuous
I was inflecting
you were inflecting
he/she/it was inflecting
we were inflecting
you were inflecting
they were inflecting
Past Perfect
I had inflected
you had inflected
he/she/it had inflected
we had inflected
you had inflected
they had inflected
Future
I will inflect
you will inflect
he/she/it will inflect
we will inflect
you will inflect
they will inflect
Future Perfect
I will have inflected
you will have inflected
he/she/it will have inflected
we will have inflected
you will have inflected
they will have inflected
Future Continuous
I will be inflecting
you will be inflecting
he/she/it will be inflecting
we will be inflecting
you will be inflecting
they will be inflecting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been inflecting
you have been inflecting
he/she/it has been inflecting
we have been inflecting
you have been inflecting
they have been inflecting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been inflecting
you will have been inflecting
he/she/it will have been inflecting
we will have been inflecting
you will have been inflecting
they will have been inflecting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been inflecting
you had been inflecting
he/she/it had been inflecting
we had been inflecting
you had been inflecting
they had been inflecting
Conditional
I would inflect
you would inflect
he/she/it would inflect
we would inflect
you would inflect
they would inflect
Past Conditional
I would have inflected
you would have inflected
he/she/it would have inflected
we would have inflected
you would have inflected
they would have inflected
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.inflect - change the form of a word in accordance as required by the grammatical rules of the language
modify - make less severe or harsh or extreme; "please modify this letter to make it more polite"; "he modified his views on same-gender marriage"
compare - to form the comparative or superlative form on an adjective or adverb
decline - inflect for number, gender, case, etc., "in many languages, speakers decline nouns, pronouns, and adjectives"
conjugate - add inflections showing person, number, gender, tense, aspect, etc.; "conjugate the verb"
pluralise, pluralize - mark with a grammatical morpheme that indicates plural; "How do speakers pluralize nouns in Japanese?"
2.inflect - vary the pitch of one's speech
mouth, speak, talk, verbalise, verbalize, utter - express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"

inflect

verb
1. modulate, intonate, vary, adjust, attune a different way of inflecting the line
2. (Grammar) conjugate, decline I shall inflect this word as a Latin noun.
Translations
äänensävyämuuttaataivuttaa

inflect

[ɪnˈflekt] VT
1. [+ voice] → modular
2. (Gram) [+ noun] → declinar; [+ verb] → conjugar

inflect

[ɪnˈflɛkt] vi [verb] → se conjuguer; [noun] → se décliner

inflect

vt
(Gram) → flektieren, beugen
voicemodulieren
vi (Gram) → flektierbar or veränderlich sein, gebeugt werden

inflect

[ɪnˈflɛkt]
1. vt (voice) → modulare (Gram) → flettere
2. vi (Gram) → flettersi
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