transitive verb Date: 1647 to make unwilling

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Disincline — Dis in*cline , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disinclined}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disinclining}.] To incline away the affections of; to excite a slight aversion in; to indispose; to make unwilling; to alienate. [1913 Webster] Careful . . . to disincline them… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disincline — index deter, discourage, expostulate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • disincline — [dis΄in klīn′] vt. disinclined, disinclining to make unwilling or reluctant …   English World dictionary

  • disincline — /dis in kluyn /, v.t., v.i., disinclined, disinclining. to make or be averse or unwilling: Your rudeness disinclines me to grant your request. [1640 50; DIS 1 + INCLINE] * * * …   Universalium

  • disincline — verb Opposite of to incline; to make reluctant …   Wiktionary

  • disincline — Synonyms and related words: blunt, chill, cool, damp, dampen, deflect, deter, disaffect, discourage, disinterest, distract, divert, indispose, put off, quench, repel, turn aside, turn away, turn from, turn off, wean from …   Moby Thesaurus

  • disincline — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. dissuade, indispose, discourage. See dislike, dissuasion …   English dictionary for students

  • disincline — dis·in·cline || ‚dɪsɪn klaɪn v. decline, be unwilling; make unwilling, cause to be averse to …   English contemporary dictionary

  • disincline — v. a. Make averse or reluctant or unwilling, indispose …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • disincline — dis·incline …   English syllables

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