1. [ verb ] have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined
Synonyms: tend lean run be_given

"She tends to be nervous before her lectures" "These dresses run small" "He inclined to corpulence"

Related terms: be take_kindly_to gravitate suffer inclination leaning inclination
2. [ noun ] an inclined surface or roadway that moves traffic from one level to another
Synonyms: ramp
Related terms: inclined_plane ski_jump slope
3. [ noun ] (geography) an elevated geological formation
Synonyms: slope side

"he climbed the steep slope" "the house was built on the side of the mountain"

Related terms: geological_formation bank hillside mountainside descent bank canyonside ascent coast escarpment ski_slope natural_elevation
4. [ verb ] bend or turn (one's ear) towards a speaker in order to listen well

"He inclined his ear to the wise old man"

Related terms: listen inclination
5. [ verb ] exhibit an inclination or tendency
Synonyms: tend lean
Related terms: think trust lower attend garden take_kindly_to shepherd attendant inclination
6. [ verb ] be at an angle
Synonyms: pitch slope

"The terrain sloped down"

Related terms: lean ascend climb stoop fall dip slope gradient inclination inclination pitch dip
7. [ verb ] lower or bend (the head or upper body), as in a nod or bow

"She inclined her head to the student"

Related terms: lower
8. [ verb ] make receptive or willing towards an action or attitude or belief
Synonyms: dispose

"Their language inclines us to believe them"

Related terms: indispose determine predispose inclination
Similar spelling:   inclined