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    recline - Dictionary definition and meaning for word recline

    (verb) move the upper body backwards and down
    Synonyms : lean back
    (verb) cause to recline
    Example Sentence
    • She reclined her head on the pillow
    (verb) lean in a comfortable resting position
    Synonyms : recumb , repose
    Example Sentence
    • He was reposing on the couch
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for recline

recline means to lie down. Supine is the opposite which means lie down "on back". "cline" is related to slope as can be seen in acclivity, declivity, incline etc.,

Recline sounds like decline means lie down

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