Incline In*cline", v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Inclined}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Inclining}.] [OE. inclinen, enclinen, OF. encliner, incliner, F. incliner, L. inclinare; pref. in- in + clinare to bend, incline; akin to E. lean. See {Lean} to incline.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Their hearts inclined to follow Abimelech. --Judges ix. 3. [1913 Webster]

Power finds its balance, giddy motions cease In both the scales, and each inclines to peace. --Parnell. [1913 Webster]

3. To bow; to incline the head. --Chaucer.

Syn: To lean; slope; slant; tend; bend. [1913 Webster]

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