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verb formal incline pronunciation in American English /ɪnˈklaɪn/
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present tense
present participleinclining
past tenseinclined
past participleinclined

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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to slope in a particular direction, or to make something do this

    The land inclines gradually downward toward the Simpson Desert.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] to tend to behave in a particular way or to have a particular attitude or opinion
    incline to:

    We incline to the view that things are either totally good or totally bad.

    incline to do something:

    He does incline to be rather nervous.

  3. 3
    [transitive] to move part of your body downward, especially your head

    He listens, and sometimes he inclines his head sympathetically.



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