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Definition of 'incline'


  1. an elevated geological formation; "he climbed the steep slope"; "the house was built on the side of a mountain"
       Synonyms: slope side
  2. an inclined surface connecting two levels
       Synonyms: ramp


  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"
       Synonyms: tend be given lean 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"
  3. lower or bend (the head or upper body), as in a nod or bow; "She inclined her head to the student"
  4. be at an angle; "The terrain sloped down"
       Synonyms: slope pitch
  5. make receptive or willing towards an action or attitude or belief; "Their language inclines us to believe them"
       Synonyms: dispose
       Antonyms: indispose disincline

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