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To put in a resting position.
Middle English reclinen from Old French recliner from Latin reclīnāre re- re- -clīnāre to bend klei- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latin reclinare, "to bend back". Confer "decline", "incline".
The seat was able to recline in four different positions.
In the art of the catacombs they sit or recline in the ordinary attitude of banqueters.
I have to say I think it's a shame it does n't recline.
The patient may either sit in an armchair or recline on a couch.
Seats in United Business will also recline to 150 degrees, providing customers with a more comfortable sleeping environment.
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