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noun 
  1. A slope.
To reach the building, we had to climb a steep incline.
Translations: (trans-top, slope)
(trans-mid)
(trans-bottom) 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: 
  • German: neigen
    (trans-mid)
    (trans-bottom)
Etymology: From encliner (modern incliner), from inclinare.


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