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Definition of Incline

Incline

  1. To deviate from a line, direction, or course, toward an object; to lean; to tend; as, converging lines incline toward each other; a road inclines to the north or south.
  2. Fig.: To lean or tend, in an intellectual or moral sense; to favor an opinion, a course of conduct, or a person; to have a propensity or inclination; to be disposed.
  3. To bow; to incline the head.
  4. To cause to deviate from a line, position, or direction; to give a leaning, bend, or slope to; as, incline the column or post to the east; incline your head to the right.
  5. To impart a tendency or propensity to, as to the will or affections; to turn; to dispose; to influence.
  6. To bend; to cause to stoop or bow; as, to incline the head or the body in acts of reverence or civility.
  7. An inclined plane; an ascent o/ descent; a grade or gradient; a slope.

Incline Quotations

The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.
Aldous Huxley

Sincere friendship towards God, in all who believe him to be properly an intelligent, willing being, does most apparently, directly, and strongly incline to prayer; and it no less disposes the heart strongly to desire to have our infinitely glorious.
Jonathan Edwards

I incline to an aristocratic republic. This would satisfy the ambitious spirit among our people. We shall learn from the historic mistakes of others in the same way as we learn from our own; for we are a modern nation and wish to be the most modern in the world.
Theodor Herzl

The fact that they're a congressionally chartered group should no more incline people to give to that group than the fact that it's National Pickle Month should make them eat more pickles.
Barney Frank

I'm definitely on the incline to a peak.
Fred Durst
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Incline Translations

incline in Dutch is geneigd zijn tot, geneigd zijn, neigen
incline in Finnish is kallistaa
incline in French is inclinaison, inclinons, inclinez, pencher
incline in German is neigen, tendiere, sich neigen
incline in Italian is piegare, declinazione
incline in Latin is vergo, inclino
incline in Spanish is propender, inclinacion
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