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.
In·clin·ing, a. Bot. Same as Inclined, 3.
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.
n : the act of inclining; bending forward; "an inclination of
his head indicated his agreement" [syn: inclination]