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"inclinar" can be a verb. You can see the conjugations below.

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 algo -> to persuade somebody to do something
pronomial verb
1. to lean (doblarse)
  • la grúa se está inclinando peligrosamente -> the crane is leaning o tilting dangerously
  • inclínate hacia adelante -> lean 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 no -> I'm rather inclined to think not
4. (preferir)
  • inclinarse por -> to favor, to lean toward

inclinar [in-cle-nar’]
article & verb transitive
1. To incline, to slope (sesgar), to bow (bajar), to bend; to give a tendency or direction to any place or state.
2. To incline, to influence, to turn the desire toward anything.
  • Inclinar a uno a hacer algo -> to induce somebody to do something
verb neuter
3. To resemble, to be alike. (n)
verb reflexive
4. To incline (estar inclinado), to lean, to bend to, to tend toward any part.
5. To incline, to lean, to be favorably disposed to.
6. To bend the body (encorvarse), to bow (hacer reverencia).
7. To have a particular reason to follow some opinion or do something.
  • Inclinarse a hacer algo -> to be inclined to do something
8. To heel. (Nautical)

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
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" (go to to tilt)


yo inclino incliné inclinaba inclinaría inclinaré
inclinas inclinaste inclinabas inclinarías inclinarás
él/ella/Ud. inclina inclinó inclinaba inclinaría inclinará
nosotros inclinamos inclinamos inclinábamos inclinaríamos inclinaremos
vosotros inclináis inclinasteis inclinabais inclinaríais inclinaréis
ellos/ellas/Uds. inclinan inclinaron inclinaban inclinarían inclinarán
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