incline

  • 1 incliné — incliné, ée [ ɛ̃kline ] adj. • encliné 1534; de incliner 1 ♦ Placé dans une position oblique. (Par rapport au plan horizontal). Toits très inclinés. ⇒ pentu. (Par rapport au plan vertical). Dossier d un siège en position inclinée. « Il avait la… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 Incline — In*cline , v. t. 1. To cause to deviate from a line, position, or direction; to give a leaning, bend, or slope to; as, incline the column or post to the east; incline your head to the right. [1913 Webster] Incline thine ear, O Lord, and hear. Is …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 incliné — incliné, ée (in kli né, née) part. passé d incliner. 1°   Qui fait un angle par rapport à une certaine direction. •   Cette ligne, qui fait le milieu de la bande du nouveau continent, est inclinée à l équateur d environ 30 degrés, BUFF. Hist. nat …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 4 incline — vb 1 lean, *slant, slope Analogous words: bend, *curve: *swerve, veer, deviate: deflect, *turn 2 Incline, bias, dispose, predispose mean to influence one to take a stated or implied attitude to something or to someone or to ha …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 Incline — In*cline , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Inclined}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Inclining}.] [OE. inclinen, enclinen, OF. encliner, incliner, F. incliner, L. inclinare; pref. in in + clinare to bend, incline; akin to E. lean. See {Lean} to incline.] [1913 Webster] 1 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 incline — [n] slope acclivity, approach, ascent, cant, declivity, descent, dip, grade, gradient, inclination, lean, leaning, plane, ramp, rise, slant, tilt; concept 738 incline [v1] tend toward affect, be disposed, bend, be partial, be predisposed, be… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 incline — index convince, desire, dispose (incline), gravitate, lobby, motivate, preconceive, prompt, slant …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 incliné — Incliné, [inclin]ée. part. Corps incliné. la teste inclinée …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 9 incline — [in klīn′; ] for n., usually [ in′klīn΄] vi. inclined, inclining [ME enclinen < OFr encliner < L inclinare < in , on, to + clinare, to LEAN1] 1. to deviate from a horizontal or vertical position, course, etc.; lean; slope; slant 2. to… …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 Incline — In*cline , n. An inclined plane; an ascent or descent; a grade or gradient; a slope. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 11 Incline — Incline, inclined, inclining, or inclination may refer to:* Inclined plane * Inclination (and a novella of the same name) * cable hauled railways * Inclined loop * Inclined rig * Inclined soles * Inclined tower * Inclining test * Slope …

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  • 12 incline to — index conduce Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 13 incline — agg. [dal lat. inclinis ]. [di persona, che propende per qualcosa, con la prep. a : i. al perdono ] ▶◀ disposto, favorevole, (lett.) inchinevole, (non com.) inclinabile, (lett.) inclinato, orientato, predisposto, (lett.) proclive, propenso.… …

    Enciclopedia Italiana

  • 14 incline — is pronounced with the stress on the first syllable as a noun (meaning ‘a slope’) and with the stress on the second syllable as a verb (as in be inclined to) …

    Modern English usage

  • 15 incline — ► VERB 1) (usu. be inclined to/towards/to do) be favourably disposed towards or willing to do. 2) (usu. be inclined to/to do) have a specified tendency or talent. 3) lean or turn away from a given plane or direction, especially the vertical or… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 16 incline — I UK [ɪnˈklaɪn] / US verb Word forms incline : present tense I/you/we/they incline he/she/it inclines present participle inclining past tense inclined past participle inclined formal 1) a) [intransitive] to tend to behave in a particular way or… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 incline — in|cline1 [ınˈklaın] v [not in progressive] [Date: 1300 1400; : French; Origin: incliner, from Latin clinare to lean ] 1.) [T] formal if a situation, fact etc inclines you to do or think something, it influences you towards a particular action or …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 incline — inclines, inclining, inclined (The verb is pronounced [[t]ɪnkla͟ɪn[/t]]. The noun is pronounced [[t]ɪ̱nklaɪn[/t]].) 1) V ERG If you incline to think or act in a particular way, or if something inclines you to it, you are likely to think or act in …

    English dictionary

  • 19 incline — incliner, n. v. /in kluyn /; n. /in kluyn, in kluyn /, v., inclined, inclining, n. v.t. 1. to deviate from the vertical or horizontal; slant. 2. to have a mental tendency, preference, etc.; be disposed: We incline to rest and relaxation these… …

    Universalium

  • 20 incline — in|cline1 [ ın klaın ] verb FORMAL 1. ) intransitive or transitive to slope in a particular direction, or to make something do this: The land inclines gradually downward toward the Simpson Desert. 2. ) intransitive to tend to behave in a… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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