Definition of incline:
- An inclined plane; an ascent o descent; a grade or gradient; a slope.
- 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.
- To bend; to cause to stoop or bow; as, to incline the head or the body in acts of reverence or civility.
- To bow; to incline the head.
- 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.
- 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.
- To impart a tendency or propensity to, as to the will or affections; to turn; to dispose; to influence.
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- "Salome", Emma Marshall.
To attain an end so indispensable if, in my studies, I was worked out to my limit, I would incline to the discussion of questions that would not send me to the library but into the open air, themes on which I could prepare myself during a stroll, subjects that I could stick in the corner of a mirror to formulate while I shaved.- "Revisiting the Earth", James Langdon Hill.
- "Punch 1893.07.29", Various.