|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|
|Related terms:||inclined_plane ski_jump slope|
|3.||[ noun ] (geography) an elevated geological formation|
"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|
|Related terms:||think trust lower attend garden take_kindly_to shepherd attendant inclination|
|6.||[ verb ] be at an angle|
"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"
|8.||[ verb ] make receptive or willing towards an action or attitude or belief|
"Their language inclines us to believe them"
|Related terms:||indispose determine predispose inclination|