verb have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined
run; incline; lean; be given; tend.
- She tends to be nervous before her lectures
- These dresses run small
- He inclined to corpulence
verb bend or turn (one's ear) towards a speaker in order to listen well
- He inclined his ear to the wise old man
verb lower or bend (the head or upper body), as in a nod or bow
- She inclined her head to the student
verb be at an angle
slope; incline; pitch.
verb feel favorably disposed or willing
- She inclines to the view that people should be allowed to expres their religious beliefs
verb make receptive or willing towards an action or attitude or belief
- Their language inclines us to believe them
adjective (often followed by `to') having a preference, disposition, or tendency
- wasn't inclined to believe the excuse
- inclined to be moody
adjective at an angle to the horizontal or vertical position
adjective satellite having made preparations
fain; disposed; prepared.
In*clined" past participle & adjective
- Having a leaning or tendency towards, or away from, a thing; disposed or moved by wish, desire, or judgment; as, a man inclined to virtue. "Each pensively inclined."
- (Math.) Making an angle with some line or plane; -- said of a line or plane.
- (Bot.) Bent out of a perpendicular position, or into a curve with the convex side uppermost.
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