HyperDic: incline

English > 8 senses of the word incline:
VERBstativeincline, tend, be given, lean, runhave a tendency or disposition to do or be something
perceptioninclinebend or turn (one's ear) towards a speaker in order to listen well
motioninclinelower or bend (the head or upper body) , as in a nod or bow
motionincline, slope, pitchbe at an angle
emotioninclinefeel favorably disposed or willing
cognitionincline, disposemake receptive or willing towards an action or attitude or belief
NOUNobjectincline, slope, sidean elevated geological formation
artifactincline, rampan inclined surface connecting two levels
incline > pronunciation
Soundsihnklay'n; ih'nklayn
Rhymesaffine ... wine: 145 rhymes with ayn...
English > incline: 8 senses > noun 1, object
MeaningAn elevated geological formation.
Synonymsslope, side
Part ofnatural elevation, elevationA raised or elevated geological formation
Narrowerascent, acclivity, rise, raise, climb, upgradeAn upward slope or grade (as in a road)
banksloping land (especially the slope beside a body of water)
bank, cant, camberA slope in the turn of a road or track
canyonsideThe steeply sloping side of a canyon
coastA slope down which sleds may coast
descent, declivity, fall, decline, declination, declension, downslopeA downward slope or bend
escarpment, scarpA long steep slope or cliff at the edge of a plateau or ridge
hillsideThe side or slope of a hill
mountainside, versantThe side or slope of a mountain
piedmontA gentle slope leading from the base of a mountain to a region of flat land
ski slopeA snow-covered slope for skiing
Broadergeological formation, formation(geology) the geological features of the earth
Spanishcuesta, falda, inclinación, pendiente, subida
Catalancosta, pendent, pujada
Verbsinclinebe at an angle
English > incline: 8 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningAn inclined surface connecting two levels.
Synonymramp
Narrowerski jumpA steep downward ramp from which skiers jump
Broaderinclined planeA simple machine for elevating objects
Spanishrampa
Catalanrampa
Verbsinclinebe at an angle
English > incline: 8 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningHave a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined.
PatternSomebody ----s to INFINITIVE
Example "He inclined to corpulence"
Synonymstend, be given, lean, run
NarrowergravitateMove toward
sufferbe given to
take kindly toBe willing or inclined to accept
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Spanishinclinarse, inclinar, soler, tender
Catalaninclinar, soler, tendir
Nounsinclinationa characteristic likelihood of or natural disposition toward a certain condition or character / character or effect
inclinationan attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others
inclinationthat toward which you are inclined to feel a liking
English > incline: 8 senses > verb 2, perception
Meaningbend or turn (one's ear) towards a speaker in order to listen well.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"He inclined his ear to the wise old man"
Broaderlisten, hear, take heedlisten and pay attention
Nounsincliningthe act of inclining
English > incline: 8 senses > verb 3, motion
Meaninglower or bend (the head or upper body) , as in a nod or bow.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
Example"She inclined her head to the student"
Broaderlower, take down, let down, get down, bring downMove something or somebody to a lower position
Spanishinclinar
Nounsinclination, incliningthe act of inclining
English > incline: 8 senses > verb 4, motion
MeaningBe at an angle.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Synonymsslope, pitch
Narrowerascendslope upwards
climbslope upward
dipslope downwards
fallslope downward
stoopSag, bend, bend over or down
Broaderlean, tilt, tip, slant, angleTo incline or bend from a vertical position
Spanishinclinarse
Catalaninclinar-se, inclinar
Nounsinclinationthe property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical
inclination(physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon
inclination(geometry) the angle formed by the x-axis and a given line (measured counterclockwise from the positive half of the x-axis)
inclination(astronomy) the angle between the plane of the orbit and the plane of the ecliptic stated in degrees
inclinean inclined surface connecting two levels
inclinean elevated geological formation
English > incline: 8 senses > verb 5, emotion
MeaningFeel favorably disposed or willing.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example"She inclines to the view that people should be allowed to expres their religious beliefs"
Broaderfeel, experienceUndergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind
Spanishinclinar
Catalaninclinar
English > incline: 8 senses > verb 6, cognition
Meaningmake receptive or willing towards an action or attitude or belief.
PatternSomething ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
Example"Their language inclines us to believe them"
Synonymdispose
Narrowerpredisposemake susceptible
Broaderdetermine, shape, mold, influence, regulateshape or influence
Oppositeindispose, disinclinemake unwilling
Spanishinclinar
Catalaninclinar
Nounsinclinationan attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others
inclinationthat toward which you are inclined to feel a liking

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