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Meaning & Definition of Incline in English

English

Incline

/ɪnklaɪn/

noun

1. An elevated geological formation

  • "He climbed the steep slope"
  • "The house was built on the side of a mountain"
    synonym:
  • slope
  • ,
  • incline
  • ,
  • side

2. An inclined surface connecting two levels

    synonym:
  • ramp
  • ,
  • incline

verb

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • tend
  • ,
  • be given
  • ,
  • lean
  • ,
  • incline
  • ,
  • run

2. Bend or turn (one's ear) towards a speaker in order to listen well

  • "He inclined his ear to the wise old man"
    synonym:
  • incline

3. Lower or bend (the head or upper body), as in a nod or bow

  • "She inclined her head to the student"
    synonym:
  • incline

4. Be at an angle

  • "The terrain sloped down"
    synonym:
  • slope
  • ,
  • incline
  • ,
  • pitch

5. Feel favorably disposed or willing

  • "She inclines to the view that people should be allowed to expres their religious beliefs"
    synonym:
  • incline

6. Make receptive or willing towards an action or attitude or belief

  • "Their language inclines us to believe them"
    synonym:
  • dispose
  • ,
  • incline