(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. slant, slope, tilt; pitch, lurch; tend, influence, bias. See tendency. —n. obliquity, grade; gradient, slant, bias, slope (see v.); ramp, ascent, upgrade; downgrade, descent.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. slope, slant, inclined plane, approach; see grade 1 , inclination 5 .
1. [To deviate from the horizontal or vertical]
Syn. tilt, twist, slope, slant; see bend 1 , turn 6 , veer .
2. [To lean]
Syn. bow, bend, nod, cock; see bow 1 , lean 1 .
3. [To tend toward]
Syn. prefer, be disposed, be predisposed; see favor 1 , tend 2 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
slant, slope, grade, cant, tilt, leaning, rise, pitch, ramp.
slant, slope, cant, tilt, lean, pitch, grade, rise, recline, list.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To depart or cause to depart from true vertical or horizontal: cant1, heel2, lean1, list2, rake2, slant, slope, tilt, tip2. See STRAIGHT. 2. To have a tendency or inclination: lean1, slant, squint, tend1, trend. See LIKELY. 3. To have an impact on in a certain way: dispose, influence, predispose, sway. See AFFECT, LIKE. II noun Deviation from a particular direction: cant1, grade, gradient, heel2, inclination, lean1, list2, rake2, slant, slope, tilt, tip2. See RISE, STRAIGHT.

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