- 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]
inclinarse v pron
- 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's War of Independence against Napoleon Bonaparte's French occupation was ignited by the popular revolt in Madrid on 2 May 1808 against the French army. With support from the Duke of Wellington, Spanish resistance continued for over five years in a guerra de guerrillas which gave the world the concept and the term guerrilla warfare. The autocratic Fernando VII was restored to the throne in 1814, and his first act was to abolish the progressive Constitution of Cadiz adopted in 1812.