slope, incline, side(noun)
an elevated geological formation
"he climbed the steep slope"; "the house was built on the side of a mountain"
an inclined surface connecting two levels
tend, be given, lean, incline, run(verb)
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"
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
bend or turn (one's ear) towards a speaker in order to listen well
"He inclined his ear to the wise old man"
lower or bend (the head or upper body), as in a nod or bow
"She inclined her head to the student"
slope, incline, pitch(verb)
be at an angle
"The terrain sloped down"
feel favorably disposed or willing
"She inclines to the view that people should be allowed to expres their religious beliefs"
make receptive or willing towards an action or attitude or belief
"Their language inclines us to believe them"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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How to use incline in a sentence?
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.
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.
Education must have two foundations --morality as a support for virtue, prudence as a defense for self against the vices of others. By letting the balance incline to the side of morality, you only make dupes or martyrs; by letting it incline to the other, you make calculating egoists.
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.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.
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- inclinarCatalan, Valencian
- tíhnout, sráz, sklopit, svah, ohnout, přiklánět, naklonitCzech
- κεκλιμένο επίπεδοGreek
- pānaunau, uataha, pānaki, pānanakiMāori
- укло́н, накло́н, наклоня́ть, наклони́ть, скат, склонRussian
- ఏటవాలు, వాలుట, అంగీకరించుటTelugu
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