Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
incline /in'klain/
  • danh từ
    • mặt nghiêng
    • chỗ dốc, con đường dốc
    • ngoại động từ, (thường), dạng bị động
      • khiến cho sãn sàng, khiến cho có ý thiên về, khiến cho có khuynh hướng, khiến cho có chiều hướng
        • this result will incline them to try again: kết quả đó khiến cho họ có ý muốn thử lại một lần nữa
        • to be inclined to believe that...: có ý tin là...
        • to be inclined to lazy: có khuynh hướng muốn lười
    • nội động từ
      • có ý sãn sàng, có ý thích, có ý thiên về, có khuynh hướng, có chiều hướng
        • I incline to believe...: tôi sãn sàng tin là..., tôi có ý tin là...
        • to incline to obesity: có chiều hướng béo phị ra
      • nghiêng đi, xiên đi
      • nghiêng mình, cúi đầu
    Concise Dictionary
    +an elevated geological formation
    +an inclined surface connecting two levels
    +have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined
    +bend or turn (one's ear) towards a speaker in order to listen well
    +lower or bend (the head or upper body), as in a nod or bow
    +be at an angle
    +make receptive or willing towards an action or attitude or belief

    Thesaurus Dictionary
    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.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    verb, noun
    + verb (formal)
    1 ~ (sb) to / towards sth to tend to think or behave in a particular way; to make sb do this: [V] I incline to the view that we should take no action at this stage. + Young people incline towards individualistic behaviour. + [V to inf] The government is more effective than we incline to think. + [VN] Lack of money inclines many young people towards crime. + [VN to inf] His obvious sincerity inclined me to trust him.
    2 [VN] ~ your head to bend your head forward, especially as a sign of agreement, greeting, etc: He inclined his head in acknowledgement.
    3 ~ (sth) (to / towards sth) to lean or slope in a particular direction; to make sth lean or slope: [V] The land inclined gently towards the shore. [also VN]
    + noun (formal) a slope: a steep / slight incline
    Collocation Dictionary

    1 bend forward


    Luke inclined his head slightly in acknowledgement.
    | graciously, politely

    2 lean/slope


    gently, steeply


    The land inclined gently towards the shore.

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