1 tend, lean, bend, bow, slant, tilt, angle, bank, slope, ascend, rise, descend:
The road inclines to the horizontal after a curve.
2 dispose, influence, persuade, predispose, make, lead, prejudice, bias:
Their accents might incline you to think of them as foreigners.
3 tend, lean, gravitate, show favour or preference, be attracted to, be biased or prejudiced, have a mind; be disposed or predisposed, lean, tend:
I incline towards the other candidate. He inclines towards corpulence.
4 slope, pitch, grade, gradient, slant, ramp, hill, dip, descent, declivity, rise, ascent, acclivity:
The car picked up speed going down one incline and slowed going up the next.