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Inflect meaning

inflect - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. To turn from a direct line or course; to bend; to incline, to deflect; to curve; to bow.
  2. 2. 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. 3. To modulate, as the voice.
  4. 4. To bend; turn from a direct line; vary the form of ( a noun, verb, or adjective) so as to show changes in the person, number, case, etc.
  5. 5. To undergo grammatical change of ending.
  6. 6. To bend; modulate; in gram, vary in terminations.

inflect - examples of usage

  1. Mod'u- late, to vary or inflect. - "McGuffey's Fifth Eclectic Reader", William Holmes McGuffey.
  2. His privacy, his habits, his freedom- all at the mercy of this white- faced boy, these two intolerable women, and the still more intolerable doctor, on whom he intended to inflect a stinging lesson! - "The Mating of Lydia", Mrs. Humphry Ward.
  3. Now don't you think that if a girl can do that- if she can learn thousands and thousands of new words, how to pronounce them, and spell them, and parse them, and inflect them- how to supply hundreds of rules of grammar- and if she can learn to do this so well that she can chat away in French without giving it a thought- don't you think she might be able to learn something about the language and rules of business, too, if they were only taught to her? - "Mary Minds Her Business", George Weston.
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