v. i.1.
[imp. & p. p. Inclined ; p. pr. & vb. n. Inclining.]
1.To deviate from a line, direction, or course, toward an object; to lean; to tend; as, converging lines incline toward each other; a road inclines to the north or south.
2.Fig.: To lean or tend, in an intellectual or moral sense; to favor an opinion, a course of conduct, or a person; to have a propensity or inclination; to be disposed.
3.To bow; to incline the head.
v. t.1.To cause to deviate from a line, position, or direction; to give a leaning, bend, or slope to; as, incline the column or post to the east; incline your head to the right.
Incline thine ear, O Lord, and hear.
- Is. xxxvii. 17.
2.To impart a tendency or propensity to, as to the will or affections; to turn; to dispose; to influence.
Incline my heart unto thy testimonies.
- Ps. cxix. 36.
Incline our hearts to keep this law.
- Book of Com. Prayer.
3.To bend; to cause to stoop or bow; as, to incline the head or the body in acts of reverence or civility.
n.1.An inclined plane; an ascent or descent; a grade or gradient; a slope.
Noun1.incline - an elevated geological formation; "he climbed the steep slope"; "the house was built on the side of the mountain"
Synonyms: slope, side
2.Inclineincline - an inclined surface or roadway that moves traffic from one level to another
Synonyms: ramp
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"
Synonyms: be given, tend, lean, run
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"
3.incline - lower or bend (the head or upper body), as in a nod or bow; "She inclined her head to the student"
4.incline - be at an angle; "The terrain sloped down"
Synonyms: slope, pitch
5.incline - make receptive or willing towards an action or attitude or belief; "Their language inclines us to believe them"
Synonyms: dispose
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Translate Incline to German, Translate Incline to French
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