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inflect (v.)

early 15c., "to bend inward," from Latin inflectere (past participle inflexus) "to bend in, bow, curve," figuratively, "to change, alter, influence," from in- "in" (see in- (1)) + flectere "to bend" (see flexible). Grammatical sense "to vary by change of form" (especially at the end of a word) is fromd 1660s. Related: Inflected; inflecting.

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Definitions of inflect from WordNet

inflect (v.)
change the form of a word in accordance as required by the grammatical rules of the language;
inflect (v.)
vary the pitch of one's speech;
Synonyms: tone / modulate
From wordnet.princeton.edu