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English noun: incline

1. incline (object) an elevated geological formation


SamplesHe climbed the steep slope.
The house was built on the side of a mountain.


Synonymsside, slope


Broader (hypernym)formation, geological formation


Narrower (hyponym)acclivity, ascent, bank, bank, camber, cant, canyonside, climb, coast, declension, declination, decline, declivity, descent, downslope, escarpment, fall, hillside, mountainside, piedmont, raise, rise, scarp, ski slope, upgrade, versant


Part meronymelevation, natural elevation

2. incline (artifact) an inclined surface connecting two levels


Synonymsramp


Broader (hypernym)inclined plane


Narrower (hyponym)ski jump


English verb: incline

1. incline (stative) have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined


SamplesShe tends to be nervous before her lectures.
These dresses run small.
He inclined to corpulence.


Synonymsbe given, lean, run, tend


Pattern of useSomebody ----s to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)be


Narrower (hyponym)gravitate, suffer, take kindly to

2. incline (perception) bend or turn (one's ear) towards a speaker in order to listen well


SamplesHe inclined his ear to the wise old man.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)hear, listen, take heed

3. incline (motion) lower or bend (the head or upper body), as in a nod or bow


SamplesShe inclined her head to the student.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bring down, get down, let down, lower, take down

4. incline (motion) be at an angle


SamplesThe terrain sloped down.


Synonymspitch, slope


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)angle, lean, slant, tilt, tip


Narrower (hyponym)ascend, climb, dip, fall, stoop

5. incline (emotion) feel favorably disposed or willing


SamplesShe inclines to the view that people should be allowed to expres their religious beliefs.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)experience, feel

6. incline (cognition) make receptive or willing towards an action or attitude or belief


SamplesTheir language inclines us to believe them.


Synonymsdispose


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)determine, influence, mold, regulate, shape


Narrower (hyponym)predispose


Antonymsdisincline, indispose









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