1 wanting to do sth
be, feel, seem

I only write when I feel inclined to.

There's time for a swim if you feel so inclined.

strongly, very

I'm rather inclined to wait a few days before deciding.


I'm half inclined to agree with you.


Advertising aims to make people feel favourably inclined towards products. (BrE)

Advertising aims to make people feel favorably inclined toward products. (AmE)

2 tending/likely to do sth
appear, be, seem
become, grow
strongly, very
rather, slightly

She's rather inclined to become impatient.

less, little (esp. BrE)

They are less inclined to ask questions.

criminally, mystically, romantically

The club was a notorious hang-out for the criminally inclined.

to (formal)

people who are naturally inclined to melancholy

that way inclined (informal, esp. BrE)

I didn't know you were that way inclined (= interested in such things).

3 having a natural ability for sth
appear, be, seem
academically, artistically, mathematically, musically, etc.

children who are academically inclined

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  • inclined — in|clined S3 [ınˈklaınd] adj 1.) be inclined to agree/think/believe etc to hold a particular opinion, but not very strongly ▪ Arthur has some strange ideas, but on this occasion I m inclined to agree with him. 2.) be inclined to do sth/inclined… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • inclined — [[t]ɪnkla͟ɪnd[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: v link ADJ, ADJ to inf, ADJ to n, so ADJ If you are inclined to behave in a particular way, you often behave in that way, or you want to do so. Nobody felt inclined to argue with Smith... He was inclined to self… …   English dictionary

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