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incline

in·cline

incline

 
 
parts of speech:
verb, noun
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: verb
pronunciation: ihn klaIn
inflections: inclined, inclines, inclining
definition 1: to slope or slant.
The road up the mountain inclines sharply.
synonyms:
lean, slant, slope, tilt, tip
similar words:
angle
definition 2: to cause to bend or move in a particular way.
He inclined his head to hear what his youngest daughter said.
synonyms:
tilt, tip
 
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: In klaIn
definition: a surface that slopes.
The old bus couldn't make it up the hill's steep incline.
synonyms:
pitch, slant, slope, tilt
similar words:
bank, grade, list, rise
derivation: inclined (adj.)
Word Parts
The word incline contains the following part:
clin, cline Greek root that means lean, slope