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recline

verb

1 recline

Move the upper body backwards and down.

synonym: lean back.

Roget 213: be horizontal etc. adj.; lie, recline, couch; lie down, lie flat, lie prostrate; sprawl, loll, sit down.    render horizontal etc. ... show more

Roget 308: depress, lower, let down, take down, let down a peg, take down a peg; cast; let drop, let fall; sink, debase, bring low, abase, reduce, ... show more



2 recline

Cause to recline.

3 recline

Lean in a comfortable resting position.

synonyms: recumb, repose.

Roget 687: repose; rest, rest and be thankful; take a rest, take one's ease, take it easy.    relax, unbend, slacken; take breath etc. (refresh) 689; rest upon one's oars; ... show more


Moby thesaurus: abut on, be based on, bear on, bed, bed down, bestraddle, bestride, cant, couch, crawl, curl up, go to bed, go to rest, grovel, heel, incline, lay, lean, lean on, lie ... show more.

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