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recline

re·cline

recline

 
 
pronunciation:
rih klaIn
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
features:
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: reclined, reclines, reclining
definition 1: to move into a comfortable lying position.
He had been sitting up reading, but now he reclined and closed his eyes.
synonyms:
lean back, lie back
similar words:
couch, loll, lounge, relax, sprawl, stretch
definition 2: to tip back into any of several resting positions.
These chairs recline and are very comfortable.
synonyms:
tilt
antonyms:
arise
similar words:
adjust, angle, lie, tip
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to cause to move into an angled position.
similar words:
adjust, angle, incline, lean, slant, tilt, tip
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derivation: reclinable (adj.)
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