- A slope.
verb (inclin, ing)
- To reach the building, we had to climb a steep incline.
- (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.
- (intransitive) To slope.
- Over the centuries the wind made the walls of the farmhouse incline.
- (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.
Etymology: From encliner (modern incliner), from inclinare.
- 'Usage note: In this sense incline'' is usually used in the passive voice.
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