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definition of the word incline

by the Wiktionnary

From Old French encliner (modern incliner), from Latin inclinare.

Infinitive
to incline

Third person singular
inclines

Simple past
inclined

Past participle
inclined

Present participle
inclining

to incline (third-person singular simple present inclines, present participle inclining, simple past and past participle inclined)

  1. (transitive) To bend or move (something) out of a given plane or direction, often the horizontal or vertical.
    He had to incline his body against the gusts to avoid being blown down in the storm.
    The people following the coffin inclined their heads in grief.
  2. (intransitive) To slope.
    Over the centuries the wind made the walls of the farmhouse incline.
  3. (intransitive) To tend to do or believe something, or move in a certain direction, away from a point of view, attitude, etc.
    He inclines to believe anything he reads in the newspapers.
    I'm inclined to give up smoking after hearing of the risks to my health.
    • Usage note: In this sense incline is usually used in the passive voice.

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