Definitions of incline

  1. To deviate from an erect or parallel line toward any object; to tend; to have some desire; to be disposed.
  2. To bend, stoop, lean, or slope.
  3. To make or be disposed ( to).
  4. To bend the head or body; bow.
  5. To cause to deviate from a line, position, or direction; to give a leaning, bend, or slope to; as, incline the column or post to the east; incline your head to the right.
  6. To impart a tendency or propensity to, as to the will or affections; to turn; to dispose; to influence.
  7. To bend; to cause to stoop or bow; as, to incline the head or the body in acts of reverence or civility.
  8. To cause to lean; direct; bow; give a tendency to; turn; dispose.
  9. To cause to bend towards: to give a leaning to: to dispose: to bend.
  10. To cause to bend or lean; dispose.
  11. To deviate from a line, direction, or course, toward an object; to lean; to tend; as, converging lines incline toward each other; a road inclines to the north or south.
  12. Fig.: To lean or tend, in an intellectual or moral sense; to favor an opinion, a course of conduct, or a person; to have a propensity or inclination; to be disposed.
  13. To turn from the normal direction or position; lean; bow; have a mental bent or tendency; be disposed.
  14. To lean towards: to deviate from a line toward an object: to be disposed: to have some desire.
  15. have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined; " She tends to be nervous before her lectures"; " These dresses run small"; " He inclined to corpulence"
  16. lower or bend ( the head or upper body), as in a nod or bow; " She inclined her head to the student"
  17. bend or turn ( one's ear) towards a speaker in order to listen well; " He inclined his ear to the wise old man"
  18. To cause to deviate from an erect or parallel line; to give a leaning to; to dispose; to bend.
  19. To bend; to lean from an erect or parallel line; to slope; to be disposed; to turn the desire towards.
  20. an inclined surface or roadway that moves traffic from one level to another
  21. An inclined plane; an ascent o descent; a grade or gradient; a slope.
  22. A slope; a sloping surface.
  23. An inclined plane: a regular ascent or descent.
  24. A gradient; slope.
  25. An inclined plane; a regular ascent or descent; a slope.
  26. A slope; a gradient, as of a railway.