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incline

in·cline

incline

 
 
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
pronunciation: ihn klaIn
inflections: inclined, inclines, inclining
definition 1: to move from or be angled away from a vertical or horizontal position; slant.
The road up the mountain inclines sharply.
synonyms:
lean, slant, slope, tilt, tip
similar words:
angle, cant, pitch
definition 2: to be disposed or tend towards certain viewpoints or ways of thinking or feeling.
The leadership inclines toward the political left.
synonyms:
gravitate, lean, tend
antonyms:
disincline
similar words:
like, trend
 
part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: ihn klaIn
definition 1: to cause (one) to be disposed (usu. fol. by to).
The relaxing atmosphere inclined us to stay longer than we'd planned.Her interest in anatomy inclined her to the study of medicine.
synonyms:
bend, dispose, predispose, sway, turn
antonyms:
disincline, indispose
similar words:
bias, cant, influence, move, prejudice
definition 2: to cause to bend in a particular way.
He inclined his head to the left.
synonyms:
angle, lean, slant, tilt, tip
 
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: In klaIn
definition: a surface that is inclined; slope.
The old bus couldn't make it up the hill's steep incline.
synonyms:
cant, gradient, inclination, pitch, slant, slope, tilt
similar words:
acclivity, bank, declivity, grade, heel, list, rise
derivation: inclined (adj.)
Word Parts
The word incline contains the following part:
clin, cline Greek root that means lean, slope