to alter, adapt, or modulate (the voice).
to alter or adapt in tone or character: the power of storytelling inflected through a feminist sensibility; jazz-inflected music.
to apply inflection to (a word).
to recite or display all or a distinct set of the inflections of (a word); decline or conjugate.
to bend; turn from a direct line or course.
Botany. to bend in.
Grammar. to be characterized by inflection.
- in·flect·ed·ness, noun
- in·flec·tive, adjective
- in·flec·tor, noun
- non·in·flect·ed, adjective
- un·in·flect·ed, adjective
- un·in·flec·tive, adjective
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How to use inflect in a sentence
He transforms into a fusion of balletic, soaring bird and pop-inflected hip-bumping rock star.I dare you to not be moved by Another Round, an existentialist film about day drinking | Alissa Wilkinson | December 18, 2020 | Vox
Electric vehicle demand “is really starting to inflect, especially in China,” Ives tells Fortune.Why Tesla stock could go to $1,000, according to a Wedbush analyst | Anne Sraders | November 23, 2020 | Fortune
Senior critic Robert Sietsema traces the New York history of the opulent and humor-inflected restaurant, which ramped up public expectations for dining
Cadets mimicked his commands, which he issued in drawn-out syllables in his high-pitched, mountain-inflected voice.
But not long ago the Americas were seething with ideologically inflected violence.Coming Clean on the Dirty War: José Efraín Rios Montt Goes to Trial | Mac Margolis | March 29, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
But when it comes to self-inflected wounds, Netanyahu has his match in President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Kannada is an inflected language, so you tend to drop what is most important in an English sentence: the subject.
Verbs of this form introduce the ς into the future and other inflected tenses, as πείσω, πεύσομαι.
In the fore-part it has a sharp trunk, that projects, and is inflected between the fore feet.The Book of Curiosities | I. Platts
A different sentence order is frequent in inflected languages like Latin, German or Japanese.Instigations | Ezra Pound
Such men as Valckenaer it is who are biased and inflected beforehand, without perceiving it, by all the commonplaces of criticism.The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 1 (2 vols) | Thomas De Quincey
It was a highly inflected and purely Teutonic tongue presenting several dialects.The New Gresham Encyclopedia | Various
British Dictionary definitions for inflect
(grammar) to change (the form of a word) or (of a word) to change in form by inflection
(tr) to change (the voice) in tone or pitch; modulate
(tr) to cause to deviate from a straight or normal line or course; bend
- inflectedness, noun
- inflective, adjective
- inflector, noun
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