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incline

 
Noun incline has 2 senses
  1. slope, incline, side - an elevated geological formation; "he climbed the steep slope"; "the house was built on the side of the mountain"
    --1 is a kind of geological formation, formation
    --1 is a part of natural elevation, elevation
    --1 has particulars:
     ascent, acclivity, rise, raise, climb, upgrade; bank; bank, cant, camber; canyonside; coast; descent, declivity, fall, decline, declination, declension, downslope; escarpment, scarp; hillside; mountainside, versant; ski slope
    Derived form: verb incline4
  2. ramp, incline - an inclined surface or roadway that moves traffic from one level to another
    --2 is a kind of inclined plane
    --2 has particulars: ski jump
    Derived form: verb incline4
Verb incline has 5 senses
  1. tend, be given, lean, incline, run - have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined; "She tends to be nervous before her lectures"; "These dresses run small"; "He inclined to corpulence"
    --1 is one way to be
    Derived forms: noun inclination5, noun inclination1, noun inclination7
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
  2. incline - bend or turn (one's ear) towards a speaker in order to listen well; "He inclined his ear to the wise old man"
    --2 is one way to
    listen, hear, take heed
    Derived form: noun inclining1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. incline - lower or bend (the head or upper body), as in a nod or bow; "She inclined her head to the student"
    --3 is one way to
    lower, take down, let down, get down, bring down
    Derived forms: noun inclination8, noun inclining1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
  4. slope, incline, pitch - be at an angle; "The terrain sloped down"
    --4 is one way to lean, tilt, tip, slant, angle
    Derived forms: noun incline2, noun incline1, noun inclination2, noun inclination3, noun inclination4, noun inclination6
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
  5. dispose, incline - make receptive or willing towards an action or attitude or belief; "Their language inclines us to believe them"
    --5 is one way to determine, shape, mold, influence, regulate
    Derived forms: noun inclination5, noun inclination1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
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