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 for recline
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Recline \Re*cline"\ (r[-e]*kl[imac]n"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Reclined (r[-e]*kl[imac]nd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Reclining.]
     [L. reclinare; pref. re- re- + clinare to lean, incline. See
     Incline, Lean to incline.]
     To cause or permit to lean, incline, rest, etc.; to place in
     a recumbent position; as, to recline the head on the hand.
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           The mother
           Reclined her dying head upon his breast. --Dryden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Recline \Re*cline"\, v. i.
     1. To lean or incline; as, to recline against a wall.
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     2. To assume, or to be in, a recumbent position; as, to
        recline on a couch.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Recline \Re*cline"\, a. [L. reclinis. See Recline, v. t.]
     Having a reclining posture; leaning; reclining. [R.]
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           They sat, recline
           On the soft downy bank, damasked with flowers.
                                                    --Milton.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  recline
      v 1: move the upper body backwards and down [syn: lean back,
           recline]
      2: cause to recline; "She reclined her head on the pillow"
      3: lean in a comfortable resting position; "He was reposing on
         the couch" [syn: recumb, repose, recline]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  52 Moby Thesaurus words for "recline":
     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, lie down, lie flat, lie limply,
     lie on, lie prone, lie prostrate, list, loll, lounge, perch, prone,
     prostrate, rely on, repose, repose on, rest, rest on, ride,
     settle to rest, sit on, slope, snug down, sprawl, stand on,
     straddle, stretch out, stride, supinate, take it easy,
     take life easy, tilt, tip
  
  

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