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incline

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of incline

  1. 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 Synonyms of incline cant, diagonal, grade, gradient, inclination, slant, lean, pitch, rake, slope, tilt, upgradeWords Related to incline ascent, bank, climb, riseNear Antonyms of incline declension, declination, decline, declivity, descent, dip, downgrade, fall, hang, hanging, receding


incline

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of incline

  1. 1 to set or cause to be at an angle carefully inclined the ladder against the house Synonyms of incline angle, cant, cock, heel, lean, list, pitch, slant, slope, tilt, tipWords Related to incline bank; bend, deviate, swerve, veer; decline, descend, recline, retreatNear Antonyms of incline even, flatten, level, straighten

  2. 2 to show a liking or proneness (for something) a good restaurant for diners who incline to spicy food Synonyms of incline lean, run, tend, trendWords Related to incline go, gravitate; indicate, point, suggestNear Antonyms of incline avoid, shun, shy (from or away from)

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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