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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.
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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
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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.
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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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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"
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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.
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Translations
äänensävyämuuttaataivuttaa

inflect

[ɪnˈflekt] VT
1. [+ voice] → modular
2. (Gram) [+ noun] → declinar; [+ verb] → conjugar
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

inflect

[ɪnˈflɛkt] vi [verb] → se conjuguer; [noun] → se décliner
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

inflect

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

[ɪnˈflɛkt]
1. vt (voice) → modulare (Gram) → flettere
2. vi (Gram) → flettersi
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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The vocabulary, adapted to the unlearned readers, is more largely Saxon than in our later versions, and the older inflected forms appear oftener than in Chaucer; so that it is only through our knowledge of the later versions that we to-day can read the work without frequent stumbling.
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Marilyn Hunt wrote of the then-21 -year-old artist, "Guillem can inflect classicism with a dramatic shading as if magnifying natural gesture, as when a port de bras became a lift of Odette's arms toward heaven." Preternaturally gifted (at 19 she became the youngest ever etoile in Paris Opera Ballet's history), Guillem retired from the stage a legend in 2015 after an international ballet career and collaborations with a laundry list of contemporary choreographers.
Observe that on the latter account the non-overt modal will also have to inflect (non-overtly) for tense or agreement if it is to be "finite", unless it is simply stipulated as finite: neither is a happy suggestion.
Marshaling evidence from the literature (organized according to DSM nosology in order to preserve a common frame), the authors inflect their review of differential methods of assessing personality traits and behavior patterns with material drawn from their own clinical research and practice.
Only after the protein is cleaved into gp120 and gp41 components is the AIDS virus able to bind to and inflect other white blood cells.
China, that monstrous elephant in the living room of contemporary architectural practice and discourse, made its long awaited debut at this year's Venice Biennale, exploring how traditional Chinese culture might inflect and impact on the breakneck expansion of modern cities.
Yet we race around, work long hours, pollute our environment and inflect grievous suffering on fellow humans and animals.
Barden learned that the dividend cut was based on leverage, maturities, and the state of the bond market, not any fundamental change in the business, revenue fixes are being taken but the top line will not inflect this year, and no structural changes are underway at this time.