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inclined

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1  —as in:
I'm inclined to
Definition a tendency; in the mood; or an attitude that favors something
  • I'm inclined to believe him.
inclined = have a tendency; or an attitude or mood that favors something
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • I was inclined to laugh, but overcame the urge.
  • inclined = with a tendency or mood that favored something
  • he had an inclination to give up too easily
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • inclined to believe conspiracy theories
  • Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.
    John Adams
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tions", converts a verb into a plural noun that denotes results of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in actions, illustrations, and observations.)
  • Follow your inclinations with due regard to the policeman round the corner.
    W. Somerset Maugham
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tions", converts a verb into a plural noun that denotes results of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in actions, illustrations, and observations.)
  • Wherever there is authority, there is a natural inclination to disobedience.
    Thomas Haliburton
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • her inclination is for classical music
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • We've all heard that we have to learn from our mistakes, but I think it's more important to learn from successes. If you learn only from your mistakes, you are inclined to learn only errors.
    .
    Norman Vincent Peale
  • That which is common to the greatest number has the least care bestowed upon it. ...everybody is more inclined to neglect the duty which he expects another to fulfill.
    Aristotle

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2  —as in:
on an incline or incline his head
Definition to be at an angle or to bend
  • I climbed down the incline.
incline = something that is at an angle (in this case, probably sloping land)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She inclined her head to indicate her agreement.
  • inclined = nodded (briefly bent or angled)
  • an inclined plane
  • Penelope inclined her head. "You honor us, goddess. We thank you for your shelter."
    Madeline Miller  --  Circe
  • inclined = bowed or bent
  • Marlee looked at me and inclined her head toward one of the couches, and we sat there together.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Selection
  • inclined = angled
  • We drove until the road began to incline, then kept driving as the asphalt turned to dust beneath our tires, and still we kept going, Grandma weaving higher and higher into the bleached hills, coming to a stop only when the dirt road ended and a hiking trail began.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • incline = slope
  • (inclining his head, and whispering seriously)
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • inclining = bending (or tilting)
  • The car moved forward a few more feet, snow flying in the air, and then it stopped moving, defeated by the physics of ice and incline.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • As I walked up the steep incline, I noticed an old familiar face.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • incline = hill (angle)
  • ...inclined his head as if he did not wholly dispute even that.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
inclined = bent

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