Incline

Definition of Incline

In`cline´
v. i.1.
[imp. & p. p. Inclined ; p. pr. & vb. n. Inclining.]
1.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.
2.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.
3.To bow; to incline the head.
v. t.1.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.
Incline thine ear, O Lord, and hear.
- Is. xxxvii. 17.
2.To impart a tendency or propensity to, as to the will or affections; to turn; to dispose; to influence.
Incline my heart unto thy testimonies.
- Ps. cxix. 36.
Incline our hearts to keep this law.
- Book of Com. Prayer.
3.To bend; to cause to stoop or bow; as, to incline the head or the body in acts of reverence or civility.
n.1.An inclined plane; an ascent or descent; a grade or gradient; a slope.

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