incline definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • To deviate from the horizontal or vertical; slant.
    • to-be disposed to a specific inclination, viewpoint, or plan of action.
    • to reduce or bend the head or human body, as in a nod or bow.
    • To deviate from a line, course, or course, toward an object; to lean; to tend
    • Fig.: To slim or tend, in an intellectual or ethical feeling; to favor an opinion, a program of conduct, or people; to possess a propensity or desire; become disposed.
    • To bow; to incline the top.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To cause to slim, slant, or slope.
    • To influence having a specific tendency; dispose: current events incline us to distrust all political leaders.
    • To bend or reduced in a nod or bow: inclined the woman mind in acquiescence.
    • To cause to deviate from a line, position, or course; to offer a leaning, fold, or slope to
    • To share a tendency or tendency to, regarding the will or affections; to show; to dispose; to influence.
    • To bend; to cause to stoop or bow.
  • noun:
    • An inclined surface; a slope or gradient.
    • A slope.
    • An inclined plane; an ascent or lineage; a grade or gradient; a slope.
    • An inclination; a bow.
    • An inclined jet; an ascent or a descent, as in a road or a railway;a slope.
    • A shaft or mine-opening having substantial interest.
    • an increased geological development
    • an inclined surface connecting two levels
  • verb:
    • To flex or go (one thing) away from a given airplane or path, usually the horizontal or straight.
    • To slope.
    • To usually do or think some thing, or move or perhaps relocated in a certain path, far from a point of view, attitude, etc.
    • make receptive or eager towards an action or mindset or belief
    • be at an angle
    • fold or change (one's ear) towards a speaker in order to tune in well
    • are likely or personality to complete or be something; be inclined
    • reduced or bend (the head or upper body), like in a nod or bow
    • feel positively disposed or eager
  • others:
    • To fold down; slim; change obliquely from or toward certain path or place; deviate from a line or training course; have a tendency: because, the line inclines from the perpendicular.
    • To bow; bend the head and/or human body, specially as a mark of courtesy or value.
    • having a mental bent or propensity; be disposed; have a tendency, since toward a viewpoint, a training course of activity, etc.
    • To tend, in a physical feeling; approximate.
    • In marching, to get ground on flank, along with to your front.
    • To fold down; cause to lean; provide a leaning to; cause to deviate from or toward confirmed range, position, or way; direct.
    • To flex (the body), as in an act of reverence or civility; cause to stoop or bow.
    • To give a tendency or propension to; turn; dispose.

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