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inclined

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1  —as in:
I'm inclined to
Definition a tendency, mood, desire, or attitude that favors something; or making someone favor 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
  • By now the sky was pale pink, and it was easier to find the uphill trail, but harder going as it was a steep incline.
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
  • incline = slope (hill)
  • Penelope inclined her head. "You honor us, goddess. We thank you for your shelter."
    Madeline Miller  --  Circe
  • inclined = bowed or bent
  • The upper portion of the garment was contracted for an instant in its folds, as if the Spirit had inclined its head.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • inclined = bowed or bent
  • Rogers inclined his head.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • inclined = bowed or tilted
  • Marlee looked at me and inclined her head toward one of the couches, and we sat there together.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Selection
  • inclined = angled
  • At the top of the incline she stops.
    Katherine Applegate  --  The One and Only Ivan
  • incline = slope (in this case, a sloping ramp)
  • They walked to the end of the row, where the incline of the land formed a grassy swell.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
incline = slope

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