Definitions for: Inflect


[v] of one's speech, varying the pitch
[v] change the form of a word in accordance as required by the grammatical rules of the language



Webster (1913) 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.

Synonyms: modulate

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

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