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incline meaning

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WIncline
  • Incline, inclined, inclining, or inclination may refer to:
  • Incline, California
  • Inclined plane, a flat surface whose endpoints are at different heights
  • Inclined orbit, an orbital plane is tipped away from the equator
  • NounPLinclinesSUF-cline
    1. A slope.
    2. VerbSGinclinesPRincliningPT, PPinclined
      1. VT To bend or move (something) out of a given plane or direction, often the horizontal or vertical.
        1. He had to incline his body against the gusts to avoid being blown down in the storm. ‎
        2. The people following the coffin inclined their heads in grief. ‎
      2. VI To slope.
        1. Over the centuries the wind made the walls of the farmhouse incline. ‎
      3. To tend to do or believe something, or move or be moved in a certain direction, away from a point of view, attitude, etc.
        1. He inclines to believe anything he reads in the newspapers. ‎
        2. I'm inclined to give up smoking after hearing of the risks to my health. ‎
    3. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • It is often suggested that politicians are too inclined to cosy up to big business in order to receive funds for election expenses.
        • Nureyev was always inclined to overchoreograph, cramming steps onto every beat, a tendency only increased when he restaged ballets.
        • A considerable observation of Plato's, that it is not only moral vitiosity, which inclines men to atheize, but also an affectation of seeming wiser than the generality of mankind; [...]

    Meaning of incline for the defined word.

    Grammatically, this word "incline" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Nouns
        • Countable nouns
        • Verbs
          • Intransitive verbs
            • Transitive verbs
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