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recline

re·cline

recline

 
pronunciation:
rih klaIn
features:
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part of speech: verb
inflections: reclined, reclines, reclining
definition 1: to lie down in a comfortable position.
The man reclined in his hammock for a nap.
synonyms:
lean back, lie back
similar words:
loll, lounge, relax, sprawl, stretch
definition 2: to cause to move into a leaning or tilted position.
The artist reclined the easel so that she could work more easily.
similar words:
adjust, angle, incline, lean, slant, tilt, tip
derivation: reclinable (adj.)
Word Parts
The word recline contains the following part:
clin, cline Greek root that means lean, slope