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Incline, 1) intr. a) to bend down, to stoop: “that eye unto a view so false will not i.” Lucr. 292. “and he from forage will i. to play,” LLL IV, 1, 93.
b) to tend, to move in a direction: “stands upon the swell at full of tide, and neither way --s,” Ant. III, 2, 50. “his age --ing to threescore,” H4A II, 4, 467.
c) to have a propension, to be favourably disposed; absol.: “'tis most easy the --ing Desdemona to subdue in any honest suit,” Oth. II, 3, 346. With to: “canst with thine eyes at once see good and evil, --ing to them both,” Wint. I, 2, 304. “doth his majesty i. to it?” H5 I, 1, 72. “I more i. to Somerset than York,” H6A IV, 1, 154. “if he would i. to the people,” Cor. II, 3, 42. “we must i. to the king,” Lr. III, 3, 14 (== side with). “this to hear would Desdemona seriously i.” Oth. I, 3, 146.
d) to be disposed in any manner: “if thou --est that way, thou art a coward,” Wint. I, 2, 243. “in act or will that way --ing,” III, 2, 53. With to: “he did i. to sadness,” Cymb. I, 6, 62.
2) trans. a) to bend, to turn: “whereto if you'll a willing ear i.” Meas. V, 542.
b) to give a tendency, to dispose favourably; 1) refl. “to i. himself to Caesar,” Ant. IV, 6, 14 (== to side with). 2) passively, to be inclined == to have a propensity: “--d to accessary yieldings,” Lucr. 1657. “art --d to sleep,” Tp. I, 2, 185. II, 1, 193. As IV, 1, 157. H4B IV, 4, 38. H6B IV, 2, 134. H6C IV, 8, 16. Tim. 1, 1, 1, 1 Cymb. I, 6, 114.
c) to dispose in any manner; only passively, --d == disposed: “pity move my father to be --d my way,” Tp. I, 2, 447. “he was not --d that way,” Meas. III, 2, 130. “well --d,” IV, 3, 78. “--d as the wolf,” H6B III, 1, 78. “glad or sorry as I saw it --d,” H8 II, 4, 27. “best --d,” Cor. I, 6, 85. “so --d,” Mcb. IV, 3, 76. Hml. III, 1, 25. “lewdly --d,” Per. IV, 2, 156.
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