Complete Definition of "incline"

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English
Etymology
From OF. encliner (modern incliner), from L. inclinare.

Pronunciation

(verb): AHD|ĭnklīn', IPA|/ɪnˈklaɪn/, SAMPA|/In"klaIn/
(noun): AHD|ĭn'klīn, IPA|/ˈɪn.klaɪn/, SAMPA|/"InklaIn?/

Verb
en-verb|inclin|ing

  1. transitive To bend or move (something) out of a given plane or direction, often the horizontal or vertical.

#:He had to incline his body against the gusts to avoid being blown down in the storm.
#:The people following the coffin inclined their heads in grief.

  1. intransitive To slope.

#:Over the centuries the wind made the walls of the farmhouse incline.

  1. intransitive To tend to do or believe something, or move in a certain direction, away from a point of view, attitude, etc.

#:He inclines to believe anything he reads in the newspapers.
#:I'm inclined to give up smoking after hearing of the risks to my health.
#*'Usage note: In this sense incline'' is usually used in the passive voice.

Translations
trans-top|bend (something) out of a given plane or direction
German: neigen
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|slope
German: neigen
trans-mid
Kurdish: KUchar|هه‌وراز
trans-bottom

trans-top|to tend to do or believe something
German: neigen
trans-mid
trans-bottom

Noun
en-noun

  1. A slope.

#:To reach the building, we had to climb a steep incline.

Translations
trans-top|slope
trans-mid
trans-bottom

Category:English heteronyms


Italian

Adjective
it-adj|inclin|e|i

  1. inclined, prone

Synonyms
facile, propenso

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