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Meaning of INFLECT

Pronunciation:  in'flekt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  of one's speech, varying the pitch
  2. [v]  change the form of a word in accordance as required by the grammatical rules of the language
 

INFLECT is a 7 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: modulate
 
 See Also: compare, conjugate, decline, modify, mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In*flect"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Inflected}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Inflecting}.] [L. inflectere, inflexum; pref. in.- in
+ flectere to bend. See {Flexibl}, and cf. {Inflex}.]
1. To turn from a direct line or course; to bend; to incline,
   to deflect; to curve; to bow.

         Are they [the rays of the sun] not reflected,
         refracted, and inflected by one and the same
         principle ?                           --Sir I.
                                               Newton.

2. (Gram.) To vary, as a noun or a verb in its terminations;
   to decline, as a noun or adjective, or to conjugate, as a
   verb.

3. To modulate, as the voice.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: analyze, arch, bend, bend back, bow, bracket, conjugate, crook, curl, curve, decline, decurve, deflect, dome, embow, flex, hook, hump, hunch, hyphenate, incurvate, incurve, intonate, loop, mark, modulate, parenthesize, parse, point, punctuate, recurve, reflect, reflex, retroflex, round, sag, swag, sweep, turn, vault, wind
 

 

 

 

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