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incline

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the degree to which something rises up from a position level with the horizon

  • the steep incline of the hill meant that it was impossible to ride a bicycle up it
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incline

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1 to set or cause to be at an angle

  • carefully inclined the ladder against the house
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2 to show a liking or proneness (for something)

  • a good restaurant for diners who incline to spicy food
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Synonym Discussion of incline

incline, bias, dispose, predispose mean to influence one to have or take an attitude toward something. incline implies a tendency to favor one of two or more actions or conclusions.
    • I incline to agree
bias suggests a settled and predictable leaning in one direction and connotes unfair prejudice.
    • the experience biased him against foreigners
dispose suggests an affecting of one's mood or temper so as to incline one toward something.
    • her nature disposes her to trust others
predispose implies the operation of a disposing influence well in advance of the opportunity to manifest itself.
    • does fictional violence predispose them to accept real violence?


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