Inflect meaning

ĭn-flĕkt
To alter (the voice) in tone or pitch; modulate.
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To turn from a course or a specified alignment; bend.
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(grammar) To alter (a word) by inflection.
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To be modified by inflection.
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To give all of the inflected forms of a word; to provide a paradigm.
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To turn, bend, or curve, usually inward.
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To vary or change the tone or pitch of (the voice); modulate.
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(gram.) To change the form of (a word) by inflection, as in conjugating or declining.
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To be changed by inflection.
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To cause to curve inwards.
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(music) To change the tone or pitch of the voice when speaking or singing.
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(grammar) To vary the form of a word to express tense, gender, number, mood, etc.
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Origin of inflect

  • Middle English inflecten to bend down from Latin īnflectere in- in in–2 flectere to bend

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin īnflectō, from in- (“in”) + flectō (“I bend”)

    From Wiktionary