from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. Obsolete To have a propensity; incline or tend.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To incline or lean.
  • v. To be inclined; to have a propensity to.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To lean toward a thing; to be favorably inclined or disposed; to incline; to tend.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To lean forward; incline; he propense or disposed in favor of anything.


Latin prōpendēre : prō-, forward; see pro-1 + pendēre, to hang; see (s)pen- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin prōpendēre. (Wiktionary)



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