- (transitive) To cause to curve inwards.
- (transitive, music) To change the tone or pitch of the voice when speaking or singing.
- The actress has a great skill of being able to inflect her voice to any situation.
- (transitive, grammar) To vary the form of a word to express tense, gender, number, mood, etc.
- (transitive, grammar, of a word) To be varied in the form to express tense, gender, number, mood, etc.
- In Latin, adjectives and nouns inflect a lot, but inflection is minimally found in Modern English.
- (transitive) To influence in style.
- No other poet has inflected me in style as much as Milton.
- (to bend or curve inwards): inbend
cause to curve inwards
music: change tone or pitch
grammar: vary the form of a word
influence in style