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English definition of “incline”

incline

verb uk   /ɪnˈklaɪn/ formal us  

incline verb (FEEL)

[I or T, usually + adv/prep] to (make someone) feel something or want to do something: The prime minister is believed to be inclining towards an April election.Wanting thingsHoping and hopefulness

incline verb (MOVE)

[T] to (cause to) slope at a particular angle: The ground inclined steeply towards the ridge in the distance.Slanting, sloping, leaning, tilting incline your head to bend your head slightly forward and down: He inclined his head and said nothing.Slanting, sloping, leaning, tilting

incline

noun [C] uk   /ˈɪn.klaɪn/ formal us  
a slope: a steep/gentle inclineSlanting, sloping, leaning, tiltingHills and mountains
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