Incline

  • 21incline — 1 verb (not in progressive) formal 1 TEND TO DO STH a) to think that a particular belief or opinion is most likely to be right (+ to/towards): He has always inclined to the belief that all men are capable of great evil. | incline to do sth: I… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 22incline — v. (BE) 1) (d; intr.) to incline to, towards (he inclines to laziness) 2) (d; tr.) to incline to (it inclined me to anger) 3) (E) I incline to believe that she is innocent 4) (H) the news inclined me to leave at once * * * [ ɪnklaɪn] towards (he… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 23incline — {{11}}incline (n.) c.1600, mental tendency, from INCLINE (Cf. incline) (v.). The literal meaning slant, slope is attested from 1846. {{12}}incline (v.) c.1300, to bend or bow toward, from O.Fr. encliner, from L. inclinare to cause to lean; bend,… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 24incline — I. verb (inclined; inclining) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French incliner, encliner, from Latin inclinare, from in + clinare to lean more at lean Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. to bend the head or body forward ; bow …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 25incline — in·clì·ne agg. CO di qcn., propenso, disposto a qcs., spec. per indole naturale: essere incline all ira, al perdono; avere un animo incline all ottimismo | estens., favorevole; non essere incline ai complimenti Sinonimi: facile, orientato,… …

    Dizionario italiano

  • 26incline — verb (inclined, inclining) –verb (i) /ɪnˈklaɪn / (say in kluyn) 1. to have a mental tendency; be disposed. 2. to deviate from the vertical or horizontal; slant. 3. to tend, in a physical sense; approximate: the leaves incline to a blue. 4. to… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 27incline — v. & n. v. 1 tr. (usu. in passive; often foll. by to, for, or to + infin.) a make (a person, feelings, etc.) willing or favourably disposed (am inclined to think so; does not incline me to agree). b give a specified tendency to (a thing) (the… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 28incline — 1. verb /ɪnˈklaɪn,ˈɪn.klaɪn/ a) 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. b) To slope …

    Wiktionary

  • 29incline — 01. I usually find that Jasper doesn t really know what he s talking about; however, I m [inclined] to agree with him on this point. 02. The children are [inclined] to sit around the house watching television all day if we don t send them out to… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 30incline —    As a verb, incline indicates a conscious decision, as in They were inclined to go to Greece for the summer. When happenstance rather than decision is the determining factor, incline is at best a poor choice, as it was here: Roads are inclined… …

    Dictionary of troublesome word

  • 31incline — 1. verb 1) his prejudice inclines him to overlook obvious facts Syn: predispose, lead, make, make of a mind, dispose, prejudice, bias; prompt, induce, influence, sway; persuade, convince 2) I incline to the opposite view …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 32incline — 1. verb 1) his prejudice inclines him to overlook obvious facts Syn: predispose, lead, make, dispose, prejudice, prompt, induce 2) I incline to the opposite view Syn: tend, lean, swing …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 33incline — verb 1 bend forward ADVERB ▪ slightly ▪ Luke inclined his head slightly in acknowledgement. 2 lean/slope ADVERB ▪ gently, steeply PREPOSITION …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 34incline — Synonyms and related words: acclivity, acquiesce, address, affect, agree, aim, angle, ascend, ascent, back stairs, bank, be agreeable to, be disposed to, be dying to, be eager, be game, be open to, be predisposed, be ready, be spoiling for, be… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 35incline — {{hw}}{{incline}}{{/hw}}agg. Che ha inclinazione per qlco.: incline alla generosità; SIN. Propenso …

    Enciclopedia di italiano

  • 36incline — [13] Latin clīnāre (a relative of English lean, but itself only ever recorded in compounds) meant ‘bend, lean’. Add to this the prefix in and you had inclīnāre ‘lean towards’. This was originally borrowed into English via Old French encliner as… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 37incline — v 1. tend, have a preference for, have a penchant for, have an affinity for, be attracted to; be disposed to, be prone to, be apt to, be liable to, be likely to, be subject to, be open to. 2. angle, bevel, cant, slope, pitch, slant, grade, bank;… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 38incline — [ɪnˈklaɪn] verb [I/T] formal I to slope in a particular direction, or to make something do this II noun [C] incline [ˈɪnˌklaɪn] a slope …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 39incline — in•cline v. [[t]ɪnˈklaɪn[/t]] n. [[t]ˈɪn klaɪn, ɪnˈklaɪn[/t]] v. clined, clin•ing, n. 1) to deviate from the vertical or horizontal; slant 2) to have a mental tendency, preference, etc.; be disposed: He inclines toward mysticism[/ex] 3) to… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 40incline —   Pi ina, ihona, hiō.   Also: hāliu; āluli (incline the head), moekahi …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary