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Dictionary definition for: Incline

1. (n) an elevated geological formation; "he climbed the steep slope" "the house was built on the side of the mountain"

2. (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"

3. (n) an inclined surface or roadway that moves traffic from one level to another

4. (v) bend or turn (one''s ear) towards a speaker in order to listen well; "He inclined his ear to the wise old man"

5. (v) lower or bend (the head or upper body), as in a nod or bow; "She inclined her head to the student"

6. (v) be at an angle; "The terrain sloped down"

7. (v) make receptive or willing towards an action or attitude or belief; "Their language inclines us to believe them"

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