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Meaning of INFLECT

Pronunciation:  in'flekt

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\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.

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

3. To modulate, as the voice.

Thesaurus Terms
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