Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
See also incliné
Alternative forms 
- encline (obsolete)
- Rhymes: -aɪn
Audio (US) (file)
- (verb) enPR: ĭnklīn', IPA: /ɪnˈklaɪn/, X-SAMPA: /In"klaIn/
- (noun) enPR: ĭn'klīn, IPA: /ˈɪn.klaɪn/, X-SAMPA: /"InklaIn/
- (transitive) To bend or move (something) out of a given plane or direction, often the horizontal or vertical.
- He had to incline his body against the gusts to avoid being blown down in the storm.
- The people following the coffin inclined their heads in grief.
- (intransitive) To slope.
- Over the centuries the wind made the walls of the farmhouse incline.
- To tend to do or believe something, or move or be moved in a certain direction, away from a point of view, attitude, etc.
- ?, J. M. G. van der Poel, "Agriculture in Pre- and Protohistoric Times", in the Acta Historiae Neerlandica published by the Netherlands Committee of Historical Sciences, page 170:
- He inclines to believe anything he reads in the newspapers.
- I'm inclined to give up smoking after hearing of the risks to my health.
- 1907, Robert Chambers, chapter 8, The Younger Set:
- “ My tastes,” he said, still smiling, “ incline me to the garishly sunlit side of this planet.” And, to tease her and arouse her to combat : “ I prefer a farandole to a nocturne ; I'd rather have a painting than an etching ; … ”
- Usage note: In this sense incline is usually used in the passive voice, and usually intransitively.
bend (something) out of a given plane or direction
to tend to do or believe something
incline (plural inclines)
- A slope.
- To reach the building, we had to climb a steep incline.
Related terms 
- incline in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- incline in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- incline at OneLook Dictionary Search
- first-person singular present indicative of incliner
- third-person singular present indicative of incliner
- first-person singular present subjunctive of incliner
- third-person singular present subjunctive of incliner
- second-person singular imperative of incliner
- first-person singular present subjunctive of inclinar
- third-person singular present subjunctive of inclinar
incline m and f (m and f plural inclini)
incline (infinitive inclinar)