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Definition 1: an inclined surface connecting two levels - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for incline in the sense of this definition

(incline is a kind of ...) a simple machine for elevating objects; consists of plane surface that makes an acute angle with the horizontal

(... is a kind of incline ) a steep downward ramp from which skiers jump

Definition 2: an elevated geological formation - [noun denoting object]

Samples where incline or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for incline in the sense of this definition

(incline is a kind of ...) (geology) the geological features of the earth

(... is a kind of incline ) an upward slope or grade (as in a road)

"the car couldn't make it up the rise"

(... is a kind of incline ) a gentle slope leading from the base of a mountain to a region of flat land

(... is a kind of incline ) the side or slope of a mountain

"conifer forests cover the eastern versant"

(... is a kind of incline ) the side or slope of a hill

(... is a kind of incline ) a long steep slope or cliff at the edge of a plateau or ridge; usually formed by erosion

(... is a kind of incline ) a downward slope or bend

(... is a kind of incline ) a slope down which sleds may coast

"when it snowed they made a coast on the golf course"

(... is a kind of incline ) the steeply sloping side of a canyon

(... is a kind of incline ) a slope in the turn of a road or track; the outside is higher than the inside in order to reduce the effects of centrifugal force

(... is a kind of incline ) sloping land (especially the slope beside a body of water)

"they pulled the canoe up on the bank" "he sat on the bank of the river and watched the currents"

(... is a kind of incline ) a snow-covered slope for skiing

(... is part of incline) a raised or elevated geological formation

Definition 3: make receptive or willing towards an action or attitude or belief - [verb of cognition]

Samples where incline or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Their language inclines us to believe them

Synonyms for incline in the sense of this definition

(incline is a kind of ...) shape or influence; give direction to

"experience often determines ability" "mold public opinion"

(... is a kind of incline ) make susceptible

"This illness predisposes you to gain weight"

Definition 4: feel favorably disposed or willing - [verb of emotion]

Samples where incline or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She inclines to the view that people should be allowed to expres their religious beliefs

(incline is a kind of ...) undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind

"She felt resentful" "He felt regret"

Definition 5: be at an angle - [verb of motion]

Samples where incline or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The terrain sloped down

Synonyms for incline in the sense of this definition

(incline is a kind of ...) to incline or bend from a vertical position

"She leaned over the banister"

(... is a kind of incline ) slope upwards

"The path ascended to the top of the hill"

(... is a kind of incline ) sag, bend, bend over or down

"the rocks stooped down over the hiking path"

(... is a kind of incline ) slope downward

"The hills around here fall towards the ocean"

(... is a kind of incline ) slope upward

"The path climbed all the way to the top of the hill"

(... is a kind of incline ) slope downwards

"Our property dips towards the river"

Definition 6: lower or bend (the head or upper body), as in a nod or bow - [verb of motion]

Samples where incline or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She inclined her head to the student

(incline is a kind of ...) move something or somebody to a lower position

"take down the vase from the shelf"

Definition 7: bend or turn (one's ear) towards a speaker in order to listen well - [verb of perception]

Samples where incline or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He inclined his ear to the wise old man

(incline is a kind of ...) listen and pay attention

"Listen to your father" "We must hear the expert before we make a decision"

Definition 8: have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined - [verb of stative]

Samples where incline or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for incline in the sense of this definition

(incline is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

(... is a kind of incline ) be willing or inclined to accept

"He did not take kindly to my critical remarks"

(... is a kind of incline ) be given to

"She suffers from a tendency to talk too much"

(... is a kind of incline ) move toward

"The conversation gravitated towards politics"

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