Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun inclining

1 sense of inclining

Sense 1
inclination, inclining -- (the act of inclining; bending forward; "an inclination of his head indicated his agreement")
       => motion, movement, move, motility -- (a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility")

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")

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