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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·cline /ɪnˈklaɪn/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·cline, n. An inclined plane; an ascent or descent; a grade or gradient; a slope.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·cline, v. t.
 1. To cause to deviate from a line, position, or direction; to give a leaning, bend, or slope to; as, incline the column or post to the east; incline your head to the right.
    Incline thine ear, O Lord, and hear.   --Is. xxxvii. 17.
 2. To impart a tendency or propensity to, as to the will or affections; to turn; to dispose; to influence.
    Incline my heart unto thy testimonies.   --Ps. cxix. 36.
    Incline our hearts to keep this law.   --Book of Com. Prayer.
 3. To bend; to cause to stoop or bow; as, to incline the head or the body in acts of reverence or civility.
    With due respect my body I inclined.   --Dryden.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·cline v. i. [imp. & p. p. Inclined p. pr. & vb. n. Inclining.]
 1. To deviate from a line, direction, or course, toward an object; to lean; to tend; as, converging lines incline toward each other; a road inclines to the north or south.
 2. Fig.: To lean or tend, in an intellectual or moral sense; to favor an opinion, a course of conduct, or a person; to have a propensity or inclination; to be disposed.
    Their hearts inclined to follow Abimelech.   --Judges ix. 3.
 Power finds its balance, giddy motions cease
 In both the scales, and each inclines to peace.   --Parnell.
 3. To bow; to incline the head.
 Syn: -- To lean; slope; slant; tend; bend.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an elevated geological formation; "he climbed the steep
           slope"; "the house was built on the side of the
           mountain" [syn: slope, side]
      2: an inclined surface or roadway that moves traffic from one
         level to another [syn: ramp]
      v 1: 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"
           [syn: tend, be given, lean, run]
      2: bend or turn (one's ear) towards a speaker in order to
         listen well; "He inclined his ear to the wise old man"
      3: lower or bend (the head or upper body), as in a nod or bow;
         "She inclined her head to the student"
      4: be at an angle; "The terrain sloped down" [syn: slope, pitch]
      5: make receptive or willing towards an action or attitude or
         belief; "Their language inclines us to believe them" [syn:
          dispose] [ant: indispose]