One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘his prejudice inclines him to overlook obvious facts’
predispose, lead, make, make of a mind to, dispose, bias, prejudice
prompt, induce, influence, sway
2‘I incline to the opposite view’
prefer, have a preference for, favour, be favourably disposed to, go for, have a penchant for, have a liking for
tend, lean, swing, veer, gravitate, be drawn, be attracted
North American trend
3‘he inclined his head’
bend, bow, nod, bob, lower, dip
4‘the columns incline several degrees away from the vertical’
lean, tilt, angle, tip, slope, slant, bend, curve, bank, cant, bevel
1‘a steep incline’
slope, gradient, pitch, ramp, bank, ascent, rise, acclivity, upslope, dip, descent, declivity, downslope
North American grade, downgrade, upgrade
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