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incline (v.)

in early use also encline, c. 1300, "to bend or bow toward," from Old French encliner "to lean, bend, bow down," from Latin inclinare "to cause to lean; bend, incline, turn, divert," from in- "into, in, on, upon" (from PIE root *en "in") + clinare "to bend" (from PIE *klein-, suffixed form of root *klei- "to lean"). Metaphoric sense of "have a mental disposition toward" is early 15c. in English (but existed in classical Latin). Related: Inclined; inclining.

incline (n.)

c. 1600, "mental tendency," from incline (v.). The literal meaning "slant, slope" is attested from 1846 in railroading.

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Definitions of incline from WordNet
1
incline (v.)
have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined;
He inclined to corpulence
Synonyms: tend / be given / lean / run
incline (v.)
bend or turn (one's ear) towards a speaker in order to listen well;
He inclined his ear to the wise old man
incline (v.)
lower or bend (the head or upper body), as in a nod or bow;
She inclined her head to the student
incline (v.)
be at an angle;
Synonyms: slope / pitch
incline (v.)
feel favorably disposed or willing;
She inclines to the view that people should be allowed to expres their religious beliefs
incline (v.)
make receptive or willing towards an action or attitude or belief;
Their language inclines us to believe them
Synonyms: dispose
2
incline (n.)
an elevated geological formation;
Synonyms: slope / side
incline (n.)
an inclined surface connecting two levels;
Synonyms: ramp
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