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incline

verb uk   us   /ɪnˈklaɪn/ formal

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.

incline verb (MOVE)

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

incline

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈɪn.klaɪn/ formal
a slope: a steep/gentle incline
Translations of “incline”
in Vietnamese cúi đầu…
in Spanish inclinar, bajar…
in Thai โค้ง…
in Malaysian menunduk…
in French baisser…
in German neigen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 感覺, (使)傾向於…
in Indonesian menundukkan…
in Russian наклонять…
in Turkish eğmek, öne eğmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 感觉, (使)倾向于…
in Polish pochylać…
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