incline[ verb in-klahyn; noun in-klahyn, in-klahyn ]SEE DEFINITION OF incline
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INCLINE
Many motives conspired to incline Selina to accept of the invitation.
It would have been as easy for quicksilver to remain at the top of an incline.
I incline very much to doubt that I should do it in any event, Mr. Duncan.
This indifference of his to London, I cannot but say, made me incline the more to go thither.
The water appeared to be running down an incline of about twenty degrees.
You then incline to the doctrine of Mr. Blunt, Miss Effingham?
And I incline to the belief that they of all bards have sung best the song of love.
To avoid slipping down the incline she clung to the young man's neck.
Solemn with awe he went with his companions slowly down the incline.
I have thought, Socrates, and after a good deal of thinking I incline to Heracleitus.'
c.1300, "to bend or bow toward," from Old French encliner, from Latin inclinare "to cause to lean; bend, incline, turn, divert," from in- "into, in, on, upon" (see in- (2)) + clinare "to bend," from PIE *klei-n-, suffixed form of *klei- "to lean" (see lean (v.)). Metaphoric sense of "have a mental disposition toward" is early 15c. in English (but existed in classical Latin). Related: Inclined; inclining.