Meaning of INCLINE in English

INCLINE

I. verb

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■ NOUN

head

As soon as their eyes met he inclined his head in acknowledgement.

He inclined his head slightly and tried to see up the stairs.

Vic inclined his head in a mock bow.

He inclines his head in a way I have not seen.

He listens, and sometimes he inclines his head sympathetically, as if to get a better purchase on what I am saying.

Urquhart inclined his head and seemed to listen to the wind.

view

Indeed, we are inclined firmly to the view that this is generally the case.

It may well be, and I incline to the view , that his conclusion is equally applicable to section 69.

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artistically/musically/mathematically etc inclined

For the artistically inclined the flea markets of Paris are full of interest and are, of course, totally free.

If you are musically inclined , you might hear sounds or tones.

Some people are very mathematically inclined , others excel in verbal skills.

be inclined to agree/think/believe etc

After reading this book, you might be inclined to think so.

Before then, we are inclined to believe only hip jazz musicians and self-destructive beat poets did dope.

I am inclined to believe the police.

Or did he, as some are inclined to think, actually invent it?

Some conservative politicians were inclined to agree.

Still, when he makes a statement such as you refer to, I would be inclined to believe him.

We are inclined to think of connections between earlier and later events rather than connections between simultaneous events.

You are inclined to agree with their judgement.

be inclined to do sth/inclined to sth

be/feel inclined (to do sth)

After reading this book, you might be inclined to think so.

I would be inclined to add an external canister filter to your set-up, such as an Eheim 2215.

I would be inclined to remove the odd fish, though.

Still, when he makes a statement such as you refer to, I would be inclined to believe him.

The faster the heart beats the more rapidly we may be inclined to breathe and the more oxygen we take in.

The Fed chief implied the central bank might be inclined to wait until its March 20 meeting before taking such a step.

We might be inclined to reject the arrangement because it seems unattractive and not what we want.

We naturally feel inclined to reject these theories for that reason.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Pits in front of the heavy bunker doors, which incline outwards, collect any debris thrown up during an attack.

II. noun

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■ ADJECTIVE

slight

The council houses followed the curve of the road, which wound up a slight incline .

And with her body positioned at a slight incline , her spine benefits from the normal force of gravity.

She was watching the road as we roared down a slight incline at all of seventy.

They are situated on a slight south-east incline amidst surrounding flat lands.

steep

After that I could never see the point of toiling up a steep incline in preference to riding comfortably on a ski-lift!

The slow gradient ended when the road climbed the steepest incline I had yet encountered.

They continued on, up the steep incline and into the castle.

It propelled capitalism up the longest and steepest economic incline in history, but at a cost.

Although her descent down the steep incline took several minutes, the queue at the foot remained motionless.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

After that I could never see the point of toiling up a steep incline in preference to riding comfortably on a ski-lift!

Nor can I take an incline railcar up Schlossberg mountain for a panoramic view.

The council houses followed the curve of the road, which wound up a slight incline .

The tide of red taillights ahead of them ran under an overpass and turned up an incline .

This stretch of approximately three miles includes the whole of the famous 1:29 Golfa incline .

This was an area of sloping fields and the track mounted a gradual incline .

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