Meaning of INCLINE in English
I. in ‧ cline 1 AC /ɪnˈklaɪn/ BrE AmE verb [not in progressive]
[ Word Family: verb : ↑ incline ; noun : ↑ inclination ; adjective : ↑ inclined ]
[ Date: 1300-1400 ; Language: French ; Origin: incliner , from Latin clinare 'to lean' ]
1 . [transitive] formal if a situation, fact etc inclines you to do or think something, it influences you towards a particular action or opinion
incline somebody to do something
The accident inclined him to reconsider his career.
2 . [intransitive] formal to think that a particular belief or opinion is most likely to be correct
incline to do something
I incline to accept the official version of events.
I incline to the opinion that this principle extends to cases of religious discrimination.
3 . [intransitive and transitive] to slope at a particular angle, or to make something do this:
The telescope is inclined at an angle of 43 degrees.
4 . incline your head to bend your neck so that your head is lowered
II. in ‧ cline 2 AC /ˈɪnklaɪn/ BrE AmE noun [countable]
a steep incline
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012