Synonyms of incline
1 predisposeDictionary • the factors which incline us towards particular beliefs
predispose • Some factors predispose certain individuals to criminal behaviour.
influence • The conference influenced us to launch the campaign.
persuade • the event which persuaded the United States to enter the war
prejudice • I think your upbringing has prejudiced you.
bias • We mustn't allow it to bias our teaching.
sway • Don't ever be swayed by fashion.
dispose • theologies which dispose their adherents to fanaticism
2 bendDictionary • He inclined his head very slightly.
bend • Bend the bar into a horseshoe.
nod • She nodded her head in understanding.
bow • He bowed slightly before taking her bag.
stoop • He stooped to pick up the carrier bag of groceries.
slope • The garden sloped quite steeply.
tend • Lighter cars tend to be noisy.
tip • She tipped her head back to breathe.
lean • He leaned forward to give her a kiss.
tilt • The boat instantly tilted, filled and sank.
slant • The morning sun slanted through the glass roof.
deviate • He didn't deviate from his schedule.
cant • The helicopter canted inward towards the landing area.
slopeDictionary • He came to a halt at the edge of a steep incline.
slope • a mountain slope
rise • I climbed to the top of the rise.
descent • On the descents, cyclists freewheel past cars.
ramp • a ramp to facilitate entry into the pool from a wheelchair
ascent • It was a tough course over a gradual ascent.
gradient • a hill with a gradient of 1 in 3
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acclivityan upward slope, esp of the ground
ascentAn ascent is an upward slope or path, especially when you are walking or climbing.
• It was a tough course over a gradual ascent.
bendIf you bend something that is flat or straight, you use force to make it curved or to put an angle in it.
• Bend the bar into a horseshoe.
Thesaurus for incline from the Collins English Thesaurus
to deviate or cause to deviate from a particular plane, esp a vertical or horizontal plane; slope or slant