verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 1 [botella/sombrilla/plato] to tilt árboles inclinados por el viento trees leaning over in o/or bowed by the wind inclinó la cabeza en señal de asentimiento he nodded (his head) in agreement inclinó la cabeza a un lado she tilted o/or leaned her head to one side
- 2 (inducir, predisponer) [persona]inclinar a algn
a+ infinitivo/infinitivetodo me inclina a pensar que no habrá cambios all this makes me inclined to think that things will not change su testimonio inclinó al juez a revocar la sentencia his evidence disposed the judge to revoke the sentence [formal]
verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (inclinarse)
- 1 (tender) inclinarse
a+ infinitivo/infinitiveto be inclined to + infinitivo/infinitiveme inclino a creer su versión I am inclined o/or I tend to believe her versioninclinarse poralgn or algo me inclino por el último candidato I'm inclined to go for the last interviewee yo me inclinaría por la primera alternativa I would tend to favor the first alternative
- 2 2.1 (doblarse) to bend; (en señal de respeto) to bow se inclinó ante el Rey he bowed to o/or before the King me incliné para besarle la mano I bent (down) to kiss her hand 2.2 (hacia adelante, hacia un lado) to lean se inclinó sobre la cuna she leaned over the cradle inclinarse hacia adelante/atrás to lean forward/back
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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.