incline  

  • Pronunciation Video of incline

  • Pronunciation of incline: IH0 N K L AY1 N (ɪn'klaɪn)

  • Number of syllables of incline: 2

  • Definition of incline

    • (n): an inclined surface or roadway that moves traffic from one level to another  
    • (n): an elevated geological formation; "he climbed the steep slope"; "the house was built on the side of the mountain"  
    • (v): make receptive or willing towards an action or attitude or belief; "Their language inclines us to believe them"  
    • (v): be at an angle; "The terrain sloped down"  
    • (v): lower or bend (the head or upper body), as in a nod or bow; "She inclined her head to the student"  
    • (v): bend or turn (one''s ear) towards a speaker in order to listen well; "He inclined his ear to the wise old man"  
    • (v): 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"  
  • Examples of incline

    • Background shows the high incline of the riverbank.  
    • Reynolds modified the design of the top of the incline.  
    • The path of the incline is still visible today.  
    • He is more intelligent than we incline to think.  
    • Ascending from any side is a tough business, given the near vertical incline.  
    • This is the only major incline in the race.  
    • Most of the plays incline to the type of farce rather than of pure comedy.  
    • The other side being defended by a very steep incline.  
    • The incline of the boom is controlled by means of chains, sprockets and gears.  
    • This is referred to as an 'incline press' or 'incline bench press'.  

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