Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb incline

6 senses of incline

Sense 1
tend, be given, lean, incline, run -- (have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined; "She tends to be nervous before her lectures"; "These dresses run small"; "He inclined to corpulence")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 2
incline -- (bend or turn (one's ear) towards a speaker in order to listen well; "He inclined his ear to the wise old man")
       => listen, hear, take heed -- (listen and pay attention; "Listen to your father"; "We must hear the expert before we make a decision")

Sense 3
incline -- (lower or bend (the head or upper body), as in a nod or bow; "She inclined her head to the student")
       => lower, take down, let down, get down, bring down -- (move something or somebody to a lower position; "take down the vase from the shelf")

Sense 4
slope, incline, pitch -- (be at an angle; "The terrain sloped down")
       => lean, tilt, tip, slant, angle -- (to incline or bend from a vertical position; "She leaned over the banister")

Sense 5
incline -- (feel favorably disposed or willing; "She inclines to the view that people should be allowed to expres their religious beliefs")
       => feel, experience -- (undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind; "She felt resentful"; "He felt regret")

Sense 6
dispose, incline -- (make receptive or willing towards an action or attitude or belief; "Their language inclines us to believe them")
       => determine, shape, mold, influence, regulate -- (shape or influence; give direction to; "experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion")

Antonyms of adj inclined

3 senses of inclined

Sense 1
inclined (predicate) (vs. disinclined) -- ((often followed by `to') having a preference, disposition, or tendency; "wasn't inclined to believe the excuse"; "inclined to be moody")

disinclined (vs. inclined) -- (unwilling because of mild dislike or disapproval; "disinclined to say anything to anybody")
        => afraid -- (having feelings of aversion or unwillingness; "afraid of hard work"; "afraid to show emotion")
        => antipathetic, antipathetical, averse (predicate), indisposed (predicate), loath (predicate), loth (predicate) -- ((usually followed by `to') strongly opposed; "antipathetic to new ideas"; "averse to taking risks"; "loath to go on such short notice"; "clearly indisposed to grant their request")
        => reluctant -- (disinclined to become involved; "they were usually reluctant to socialize"; "reluctant to help")

Sense 2
inclined (vs. horizontal) (vs. vertical) -- (at an angle to the horizontal or vertical position; "an inclined plane")

horizontal (vs. vertical) (vs. inclined) -- (parallel to or in the plane of the horizon or a base line; "a horizontal surface")
        => crosswise -- (in the shape of (a horizontal piece on) a cross)
        => flat -- (horizontally level; "a flat roof")
        => level -- (being on a precise horizontal plane; "a billiard table must be level")
        => naiant, swimming -- (applied to a fish depicted horizontally)
vertical (vs. inclined) (vs. horizontal), perpendicular -- (at right angles to the plane of the horizon or a base line; "a vertical camera angle"; "the monument consists of two vertical pillars supporting a horizontal slab"; "measure the perpendicular height")
        => plumb -- (exactly vertical; "the tower of Pisa is far out of plumb")
        => upended -- (turned up on end)
        => upright, unsloped -- (in a vertical position; not sloping; "an upright post")

Sense 3
disposed (predicate), fain, inclined (predicate), prepared -- (having made preparations; "prepared to take risks")

INDIRECT (VIA willing) -> unwilling -- (not disposed or inclined toward; "an unwilling assistant"; "unwilling to face facts")

Similarity of adj inclined

3 senses of inclined

Sense 1
inclined (predicate) (vs. disinclined) -- ((often followed by `to') having a preference, disposition, or tendency; "wasn't inclined to believe the excuse"; "inclined to be moody")
       => apt (predicate), disposed (predicate), given (predicate), minded (predicate), tending (predicate) -- ((usually followed by `to') naturally disposed toward; "he is apt to ignore matters he considers unimportant"; "I am not minded to answer any questions")
       => fond (predicate), partial (predicate) -- ((followed by `of' or `to') having a strong preference or liking for; "fond of chocolate"; "partial to horror movies")
       => prone -- (having a tendency (to); often used in combination; "a child prone to mischief"; "failure-prone")
       => accident-prone -- (having more than the average number of accidents)
          Also See-> willing#1

Sense 2
inclined (vs. horizontal) (vs. vertical) -- (at an angle to the horizontal or vertical position; "an inclined plane")
       => atilt, canted, leaning, tilted, tipped -- (departing or being caused to depart from the true vertical or horizontal; "the leaning tower of Pisa"; "the headstones were tilted")
       => aslant, aslope, diagonal, slanted, slanting, sloped, sloping -- (having an oblique or slanted direction)
       => high-pitched -- (set at a sharp or high angle or slant; "a high-pitched roof")
       => low-pitched -- (set at a low angle or slant; "a low-pitched roof")
       => monoclinal -- (of a geological structure in which all strata are inclined in the same direction)
       => pitched -- (set at a slant; "a pitched rather than a flat roof")
       => salient (postnominal) -- (represented as leaping (rampant but leaning forward))
       => sidelong -- (inclining or directed to one side; "moved downward in a sidelong way" - Bram Stoker)
       => skew, skewed -- (having an oblique or slanting direction or position; "the picture was skew")
          Also See-> gradual#2; oblique#1

Sense 3
disposed (predicate), fain, inclined (predicate), prepared -- (having made preparations; "prepared to take risks")
       => willing (vs. unwilling) -- (disposed or inclined toward; "a willing participant"; "willing helpers")

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