Open Dictionary
mouse here to listen, click to choose/add more
Location: USA
Source: Learn That Word
Profile URL:

Are you a native English speaker? How do you pronounce this word?

Thank you for contributing!
upload mp3 file or record now it's easy, promised!

{%type%} Definitions

WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

to influence someone towards a particular action or opinion

Watch out! You may see this word with another pronunciation and its meaning is then different.
Used as a verb, listen here, it means: to influence someone towards a particular action or opinion. Used as a noun, listen here, it means: An elevated geological formation; a slope; a slant.

Usage examples (35)
  • ...a sense of entitlement that may incline some young people more toward the good life than toward the hard work that, for most of us, makes the good life possible.
  • Verb (used with object) : We incline to rest and relaxation these days. ,The flowers incline toward blue. ,a political philosophy that inclines...
  • Verb (used with object) : His attitude did not incline me to help him. ,He inclined his head in greeting
  • The adminstration says the "incline is not as steep", that's because employment and the economy are on the DECLINE. for more
Tutoring comment

Tutoring comment not yet available...

add more
The Open Dictionary of English is a collaborative project, based on Open Source materials, LearnThat resources, and partner APIs.
We give special thanks to our LearnThat volunteers, as well as Princeton University and Wiktionary for their Open Source word data. We're also grateful for the support given by Google,,, and YouTube,,,,, as well as the generous Creative Commons community.