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English

Etymology

From Old French encliner (modern incliner), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] inclinare.

Pronunciation

  • (verb) enPR: ĭnklīn', IPA: /ɪnˈklaɪn/, SAMPA: /In"klaIn/
  • (noun) enPR: ĭn'klīn, IPA: /ˈɪn.klaɪn/, SAMPA: /"InklaIn/

Verb

Infinitive
to incline

Third person singular
inclin

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to incline (third-person singular simple present inclin, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  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.

Translations

Noun

Singular
incline

Plural
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incline ({{{1}}})
  1. A slope.
    To reach the building, we had to climb a steep incline.

Translations


French

Verb

incline

  1. First-person singular present indicative of incliner.
  2. Third-person singular present indicative of incliner.
  3. First-person singular present subjunctive of incliner.
  4. Third-person singular present subjunctive of incliner.
  5. Second-person singular imperative of incliner .

Italian

Adjective

incline m and f (m and f plural inclini)

  1. inclined, prone

Synonyms


Spanish

Verb

incline (infinitive: inclinar)

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of inclinar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of inclinar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of inclinar.

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