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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: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·clin·ing, a. Bot. Same as Inclined, 3.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·clin·ing, n.
 1. Inclination; disposition.
    On the first inclining towards sleep.   --Burke.
 2. Party or side chosen; a following.
    Both you of my inclining, and the rest.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the act of inclining; bending forward; "an inclination of
          his head indicated his agreement" [syn: inclination]