incline to

FORMAL

Meaning: If somebody inclines to something such as a certain way of thinking, they will usually think in that way.

Synonym: tend towards

For example:

  • incline to sth The Minister of Health inclines to the view that governments should provide basic health care services to their citizens for free.

  • incline to sth Most politicians incline to a belief in the effectiveness of democracy as a political system.

Nouns often used as objects with incline to: view, viewpoint, opinion, belief, philosophy, way of thinking

Quick Quiz:

Kamal has always been inclined to the belief that if something is printed in a newspaper, it's probably true. He

a. trusts newspapers

b. doesn't trust newspapers

c. doesn't believe in newspapers

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