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Verb: incline  'in,klIn
  1. Have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined
    "He inclined to corpulence";
    - tend, be given, lean, run
     
  2. Bend or turn (one's ear) towards a speaker in order to listen well
    "He inclined his ear to the wise old man"
     
  3. Lower or bend (the head or upper body), as in a nod or bow
    "She inclined her head to the student"
     
  4. Be at an angle
    "The terrain inclined down";
    - slope, pitch
     
  5. Feel favourably disposed or willing
    "She inclines to the view that people should be allowed to express their religious beliefs"
     
  6. Make receptive or willing towards an action or attitude or belief
    "Their language inclines us to believe them";
    - dispose
Noun: incline  'in,klIn
  1. A non-flat area of ground that tends upwards or downwards
    "he climbed the steep incline";
    - slope, side
     
  2. An inclined surface connecting two levels
    - ramp

Derived forms: inclined, inclines, inclining

Type of: angle, be, bring down, determine, experience, feel, formation, geological formation, get down, hear, inclined plane, influence, lean, let down, listen, lower, mold [N. Amer], mould [Brit, Cdn], regulate, shape, slant, take down, take heed, tilt, tip

Part of: elevation, natural elevation

Encyclopedia: Incline, California