2011년 10월 27일 목요일

Dic: inclination, incline

■ inclination :
[N-VAR] usu with supp, oft N to-inf, oft with brd-neg An inclination is a feeling that makes you want to act in a particular way.

  • He had neither the time nor the inclination to think of other things...

■ incline:

1 [VERB] V to/towards n, V n to/towards n, V n to-inf, V to-inf If you incline to think or act in a particular way, or if something inclines you to it, you are likely to think or act in that way. (FORMAL)
  • I incline to the view that he is right. 
  • ...the factors which incline us towards particular beliefs...
  • Many end up as team leaders, which inclines them to co-operate with the bosses...
  • Those who fail incline to blame the world for their failure.

3 [N-COUNT] An incline is land that slopes at an angle. (FORMAL) (= slope)
  • He came to a halt at the edge of a steep incline.
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