More definitions of "incline":
- (verb): Have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined.
Synonyms: tend, be given, lean, run
- (verb): Bend or turn (one's ear) towards a speaker in order to listen well.
Example: "He inclined his ear to the wise old man"
- (verb): Make receptive or willing towards an action or attitude or belief.
- (noun): An inclined surface or roadway that moves traffic from one level to another.
- (verb): Lower or bend (the head or upper body), as in a nod or bow.
Example: "She inclined her head to the student"
Famous quotes containing the word incline:
“Good breeding and good nature do incline us rather to help and raise people up to ourselves, than to mortify and depress them, and, in truth, our own private interest concurs in it, as it is making ourselves so many friends, instead of so many enemies.”
—Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (16941773)
“I incline to think that the people will not now sustain the policy of upholding a State Government against a rival government, by the use of the forces of the United States. If this leads to the overthrow of the de jure government in a State, the de facto government must be recognized.”
—Rutherford Birchard Hayes (18221893)
“Education must have two foundationsmorality as a support for virtue, prudence as a defence for self against the vices of others. By letting the balance incline to the side of morality, you only make dupes or martyrs; by letting it incline to the other, you make calculating egoists.”
—Sébastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort (17411794)