Meaning of “recline” in the English Dictionary

"recline" in British English

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reclineverb

uk /rɪˈklaɪn/ us /rɪˈklaɪn/ formal
reclining
adjective [ before noun ] uk /rɪˈklaɪ.nɪŋ/ us /rɪˈklaɪ.nɪŋ/

The bus has air conditioning and reclining seats.

(Definition of “recline” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"recline" in American English

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reclineverb [ I/T ]

us /rɪˈklɑɪn/

to lean or lie back with the upper part of your body in a nearly horizontal position, or to cause (something) to lean back:

[ I ] Hacker was reclining leisurely in an office chair, his legs propped up on a desk.

If a seat reclines, you can change the position of its back so that it is in a leaning position:

[ I ] The bus has air conditioning and seats that recline/reclining seats.

(Definition of “recline” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)