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

 in·flect /ɪnˈflɛkt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·flect v. t. [imp. & p. p. Inflected; p. pr. & vb. n. Inflecting.]
 1. To turn from a direct line or course; to bend; to incline, to deflect; to curve; to bow.
    Are they [the rays of the sun] not reflected, refracted, and inflected by one and the same principle ?   --Sir I. Newton.
 2. Gram. To vary, as a noun or a verb in its terminations; to decline, as a noun or adjective, or to conjugate, as a verb.
 3. To modulate, as the voice.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: change the form of a word in accordance as required by the
           grammatical rules of the language
      2: of one's speech, varying the pitch [syn: tone, modulate]