Translation of incline in Spanish:

incline

Pronunciation /ɪnˈklaɪn//ɪnˈklʌɪn/

transitive verb

formal

  • 1

    (dispose)
    to incline sb to + inf predisponer a algn a + inf
    • this inclined us to fear the worst esto nos predispuso a esperar lo peor
    • ‘The history of policing in this country inclines us to view the Garda Siochana as a police force, whose function is to police society,’ said Deputy Flanagan.
    • The Hynix case inclines us to once again question government's diplomatic ability, as well as its corporate lobbying skills, as the local media long warned that the chipmaker would face a severe countervailing duty.
    • Perhaps the very familiarity of hospital or police dramas inclines us to take the protagonists for granted.
    • Obesity is not funny and my personal experience of it doesn't incline me to humour, nor to condemnation.
    • I think premillennialism is dangerous, because this inclines you to simplistic and dangerous positions.
    • Kraynak's hostility toward skeptical and individualistic liberalism inclines him to overlook the virtues of democracy.
    • Saturn in Cancer at the time of the perihelion inclines you to deal with issues of home, family, security, finances, and relationships.
    • Could this disjointed style, this mixture of attention and indifference, which inclines you to take the picture piece by piece, have something to do with the clear sense of discrete personalities you get from it?
    • Rather it is designed to advise the parties of facts upon which they can make an informed decision as to whether the judge's interest could possibly incline him or her to pre-judge the issues.
    • Robinson's admiration of the ancients not only predisposes him to favor classical systems of education but also inclines him to turn to Cicero and Quintilian for rhetorical theories that will best help modem students.
    • If biological temperament inclines you to be easily upset, that quite naturally leads to questions about ‘what's wrong with me?’
    • Irwin's Arabic learning also inclines him to emphasise the ‘otherness’ of the Alhambra, such that mere Europeans cannot hope to comprehend its full significance.
    • Hence we must find another interpretation for Leibniz's statement that our motives and desires may incline us, or influence us, to choose without thereby necessitating us to choose.
    • Which is a problem, as it inclines me to go more foetal, which of course means that I won't do any more study, because I feel that I won't succeed at it.
  • 2

    (bend, lower)
    (head) inclinar
    (head) bajar
    • Gently, he inclined his head and rested it against Akunai's chest like a child.
    • Dinael blinked, but inclined his head in agreement.
    • Lawrence inclined his head at Fraser's introduction.
    • Harry tucked his wand back into his pocket and ran his hands over Malfoy's neck and shoulders, inclining his head forward and back.
    • A woman standing behind a desk smiles at him; he inclines his head in return.
    • He always smiled and inclined his head to listen.
    • ‘I did,’ he replied, inclining his head and staring at me with this smug look in his silver eyes.
    • Nickomo, all gentle vibes, inclined his head in a spiritual manner.
    • ‘Stella,’ Matt's Dad says, inclining his head.
    • ‘Hi,’ I replied inclining my head in a small nod.
    • Our eyes locked and he gave me a questioning look, inclining his head at Ruby.
    • His elbows brushed against the dusty surface of the desk as he inclined his head forward, awaiting her response.
    • ‘You know it, Jay,’ he replied inclining his head in the traditional male greeting.
    • ‘I regally incline my head,’ I replied, regally inclining my head.
    • ‘As you wish,’ he said, inclining his head slightly.
    • ‘Magrin,’ she said quietly, inclining her head gracefully.
    • Embarrassed, I inclined my head to one side and lowered the rifle's barrel so it was facing the ground.
    • Jane smiled timidly at her mother, inclining her head forward, and then pulled on her own jacket.
    • Michael immediately dropped to one knee, inclining his head in reverence.
    • He inclines his head sideways and a little back, looking up at the ceiling again.
  • 3

    (slope)
    inclinar
    • White's allegorical space is a vacant sprawling composition, slanting and inclined in a rigid fixture devoid of primary colours or people.
    • With few exceptions, all are solid teak with glass tops, which are either horizontal or inclined.
    • As this margin inclines dorsally, it sweeps around in a distally concave arc to produce a rounded, distally pointing extremity adjacent to the dorsal margin.
    • Satellite dishes point toward Intelsats above the Atlantic, Europe, and, inclined almost to the horizon, the Indian Ocean.
    • The tree seemed perfectly healthy and, while it inclined at a jaunty angle, wasn't threatening the houses around it.
    • Radials wider than high, inclined outward, radial facets curved in at sides, slightly narrower than maximum width of radial.
    • At the protected, western margin, the underlying substrate profile was only slightly inclined and a low-energy, gentle ramp developed.
    • One such hike led through meadows, down forest trails, and across slippery shoreline rocks all inclined in the same direction.
    • Nine vertical and inclined cored boreholes were completed by Irish Drilling Ltd during the summer of 1997.
    • Ventral valve with broad shallow sulcus bearing anteriorly a low and rounded median swelling; lateral slopes narrow, steeply inclined.
    • Between the outcrop and me was a thick snow bank, and this was very steeply inclined.
    • Underground mining entails sinking shafts to reach the target resource and driving tunnels and adits, either inclined or horizontally.
    • In a gliding dive inclined at an angle to the horizontal the bird must keep the wings partly open to provide the lift needed to maintain a constant glide angle.
    • The anterior slope is long and straight to weakly convex, while the posterior slope is concave and more steeply inclined than that of N. hazeni.
    • The MGM Grand Hotel spent $135 million on a special theater for ‘K,’ a Cirque show with a stage that inclines at a 90-degree angle.
    • Together with the tilt toward the z axis, this causes the equatorial reflections to become inclined from the horizontal direction.
    • Vertical surfaces and surfaces inclined to the point that slab saws cannot be used are the application areas for wall saws.
    • The pushing member and/or the pushed member has a slant surface inclined with respect to the direction along which the movable member moves.
    • The company's range of horizontal, vertical and inclined systems are installed in buildings that include St Paul's Cathedral and Sydney Harbour Bridge.
    • Well, in the case of the Helix, finding a disk inclined at an angle to a ring would be a surprise.

intransitive verb

formal

  • 1

    to incline to / toward sth
    • she inclines to / toward the opposite view se inclina a pensar lo contrario

noun

formal

  • 1

    pendiente feminine
    • The inclines on the road near Fewston Church present a challenge.
    • Many inclines around the country boast some type of superlative; this one says they are the steepest, and rightly so.
    • With the Segway, you can also move up and down rugged terrain as well as slopes and inclines with a little practice.
    • Lorry drivers had already hurried down to nearby Jungle Café to alert emergency services, while others were using ropes to help haul the injured up a steep incline to the road.
    • It enables a vehicle to chug up, or engine-brake down, daunting inclines, and idle over obstacles.
    • Karthan looked ahead, but a small incline in the road prevented him from seeing more than half a mile ahead.
    • Tecton designed the enclosures in such a way as to emphasise the steep inclines and densely wooded slopes.
    • Mystra was flush with anticipation as they dismounted, leading their horses up the steady incline of the road.
    • It's hard to explain just how sharp the inclines were on these hills.
    • With the institute on your left, follow the single track road as it climbs and curves, tracing the natural incline of the hill.
    • The four-wheel drive is essential because of the incline of the roads and the ice and snow that often cover them.
    • However, lizards may alter their behavior on inclines of different slopes.
    • It will not use the relief road unless it is going to the new industrial estate and people may be tempted to take a short cut through the town to avoid the steep incline on the new road.
    • The first 20 minutes were nasty, with a steady incline in the road and the toxic buildup of second-hand smoke in our lungs from the night before.
    • There are subtle inclines and subtler downhill slopes.
    • With three adults on board, it was huffing and puffing up some of the steeper inclines.
    • Going up an incline on a main road or motorway frequently involves going down to 4th gear.
    • At the top of the next incline, the road would change to a downhill slope and start back into the city.
    • By following the ridge of the city's hills, it provides tolerable gradients and avoids steep inclines, which proliferate in the city's side streets.
    • It tackled steep inclines, rocky surfaces, muddy tracks and sand dunes with aplomb and at no time did I feel it would bog down or fail to scale rocky obstacles.