Associations to the word «Incline»
INCLINE, verb. (transitive) To bend or move (something) out of a given plane or direction, often the horizontal or vertical.
INCLINE, verb. (intransitive) To slope.
INCLINE, verb. To tend to do or believe something, or move or be moved in a certain direction, away from a point of view, attitude, etc.
INCLINE, noun. A slope.
INCLINE, noun. An elevated geological formation; "he climbed the steep slope"; "the house was built on the side of a mountain".
INCLINE, noun. An inclined surface connecting two levels.
INCLINE, verb. Have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined; "She tends to be nervous before her lectures"; "These dresses run small"; "He inclined to corpulence".
INCLINE, verb. Bend or turn (one's ear) towards a speaker in order to listen well; "He inclined his ear to the wise old man".
INCLINE, verb. Lower or bend (the head or upper body), as in a nod or bow; "She inclined her head to the student".
INCLINE, verb. Be at an angle; "The terrain sloped down".
INCLINE, verb. Feel favorably disposed or willing; "She inclines to the view that people should be allowed to expres their religious beliefs".
INCLINE, verb. Make receptive or willing towards an action or attitude or belief; "Their language inclines us to believe them".
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