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transitive verb
1. to bend (doblar); to bow (cabeza); to tilt (ladear)
  • inclinar la balanza a favor de(figurative) to tip the balance in favor of
2. (influir)
  • inclinar a alguien a hacer algoto persuade somebody to do something
pronominal verb
1. to lean (doblarse)
  • la grúa se está inclinando peligrosamentethe crane is leaning o tilting dangerously
  • inclínate hacia adelantelean forward
  • la balanza se inclinó a nuestro favor(figurative) the balance tipped in our favor
2. to bow (para saludar)(ante before)
3. to be o feel inclined (tender)(a to)
  • me inclino a pensar que noI'm rather inclined to think not
4. (preferir)
  • inclinarse porto favor, to lean toward
transitive verb
1 (ladear) [+objeto vertical] to tilt; lean
el peso de los abrigos inclinó el perchero the hatstand was tilting o leaning under the weight of the coats; inclinó el plato para acabarse la sopa he tilted his plate to finish off his soup; inclinó el respaldo del asiento he reclined his seat; inclina el cuadro hacia la derecha slope o tilt the picture to the right
2 [+cabeza] to lean
inclinó la cabeza para olerle el cabello she leant her head forward to smell his hair; para afirmar inclinó la cabeza he nodded (his) agreement; inclinaron la cabeza ante el altar they bowed their heads before the altar
3 (resolver) [+balanza] to tip
los indecisos inclinaron la balanza hacia la izquierda the floating voters tipped the balance in favour of the left; este gol inclinó el marcador a su favor this goal tipped the balance in their favour
4 (predisponer) to incline
la crisis inclina a los consumidores hacia el ahorro the recession inclines consumers to save their money
5 (decidir)
eso la inclinó a pensar que yo era el culpable that led her to think that I was guilty; el informe lo inclinó a cambiar de estrategia the report swayed him in favour of changing his strategy
pronominal verb
1 [+objeto vertical] to lean; tilt
2 (encorvarse) to stoop; bend
Balbino se inclinó sobre el muro Balbino leant over the wall; Amelia se inclinó hacia delante para coger el bolso Amelia leant forward to pick up the bag; me incliné hacia atrás para ponerme cómodo I leant back to make myself comfortable; nos inclinamos ante el rey we bowed to the king
3 (tender)
me inclino a favor de la moneda única I'm inclined to be in favour of the single currency; me inclino a pensar que no es verdad I am inclined to o I tend to think that it's not true; entre los dos, me inclino por el segundo of the two, I'm inclined to go for the second o I tend to prefer the second
Verb Conjugations for inclinar
Gerund: inclinando
Participle: inclinado
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