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Synonyms for incline
ɪnˈklaɪn; ˈɪn klaɪn, ɪnˈklaɪnin·cline

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. incline

    In some cases a thing is spoken of as bent where the parts make an angle; but oftener to bend is understood to be to draw to or through a curve; as, to bend a bow. To submit or yield is to bend the mind humbly to another's wishes. To incline or influence is to bend another's wishes toward our own; to persuade is to draw them quite over. To warp is to bend silently through the whole fiber, as a board in the sun. To crook is to bend irregularly, as a crooked stick. Deflect, deviate, and diverge are said of any turning away; deviate commonly of a slight and gradual movement, diverge of a more sharp and decided one. To bias is to cut across the texture, or incline to one side; in figurative use always with an unfavorable import. Mold is a stronger work than bend; we may bend by a superior force that which still resists the constraint; as, a bent bow; we mold something plastic entirely to some desired form.

    Synonyms:
    bend, bias, bow, crook, curve, deflect, deviate, diverge, influence, mold, persuade, stoop, submit, turn, twine, twist, warp, yield

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. inclineverb

    Synonyms:
    slope, bear, lean, point, tend, dispose, induce, dip, bias, prompt, slant, be disposed

    Antonyms:
    trend, diverge, ascend, deter, rise, indispose, disincline

Princeton's WordNet

  1. slope, incline, sidenoun

    an elevated geological formation

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

    Synonyms:
    gradient, ramp, position, side of meat, face, slope, side

  2. ramp, inclineverb

    an inclined surface connecting two levels

    Synonyms:
    side, wild leek, ramp, slope

  3. tend, be given, lean, incline, runverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    course, operate, list, hunt, fly the coop, work, scat, move, turn tail, range, run, tilt, function, lead, lam, flow, melt down, track down, break away, head for the hills, extend, hunt down, endure, bunk, take to the woods, consort, execute, feed, prevail, bleed, carry, scarper, go, unravel, lean, play, die hard, race, pass, pitch, escape, dispose, black market, persist, ladder, draw, hightail it, be given, slope, campaign, angle, tend, run away, ply, guide, melt, tip, slant, run for

  4. inclineverb

    bend or turn (one's ear) towards a speaker in order to listen well

    "He inclined his ear to the wise old man"

    Synonyms:
    tend, pitch, dispose, be given, lean, run, slope

  5. inclineverb

    lower or bend (the head or upper body), as in a nod or bow

    "She inclined her head to the student"

    Synonyms:
    tend, pitch, dispose, be given, lean, run, slope

  6. slope, incline, pitchverb

    be at an angle

    "The terrain sloped down"

    Synonyms:
    set up, pitch, be given, lean, huckster, lurch, slope, peddle, vend, gear, cant over, hawk, shift, tilt, dispose, flip, run, monger, deliver, cant, sky, toss, slant, tend

  7. inclineverb

    feel favorably disposed or willing

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

    Synonyms:
    tend, pitch, dispose, be given, lean, run, slope

  8. dispose, inclineverb

    make receptive or willing towards an action or attitude or belief

    "Their language inclines us to believe them"

    Synonyms:
    pitch, be given, toss, throw out, cast out, toss out, fling, slope, lean, cast away, chuck out, dispose, throw away, qualify, run, cast aside, put away, toss away, discard, tend

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. inclineverb

    Synonyms:
    lean, slope, slant

  2. inclineverb

    Synonyms:
    trend, verge, tend obliquely

  3. inclineverb

    Synonyms:
    be disposed, have a disposition, have a desire, feel a propensity

  4. inclineverb

    Synonyms:
    give a direction towards

  5. inclineverb

    Synonyms:
    dispose, predispose, turn, bias

  6. inclineverb

    Synonyms:
    bend, bow

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. inclinenoun

    Synonyms:
    slant, slope, ascent, descent, grade

  2. inclineverb

    Synonyms:
    lean, tend, dispose

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "incline":

    inclination, tilt, slope

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How to use incline in a sentence?

  1. Lisa Marie Wiley:

    I stepped on a bomb on Thanksgiving 2011, the ground was peppered with IEDs( improvised explosive devices) and we went down on an incline and I stepped right on it.

  2. Ashton Carter:

    The nature of those arms, I can't say right now, but I incline in the direction of providing them with arms, including, to get to what I'm sure your question is, lethal arms.

  3. Aldous Huxley:

    The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.

  4. Rochelle Walensky:

    I do think in places that we are seeing this really steep incline, that we may well see also a precipitous decline, but we're also a much bigger country than South Africa.

  5. M. Henry:

    That which is won ill, will never wear well, for there is a curse attends it which will waste it. The same corrupt dispositions which incline men to sinful ways of getting, will incline them to the like sinful ways of spending.


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