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Definition of inflect verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[intransitive] (grammar)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they inflect
he / she / it inflects
past simple inflected
-ing form inflecting
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if a word inflects, its ending or spelling changes according to its grammatical function in a sentence; if a language inflects, it has words that do this Verbs inflect for tense and person. Most languages of the world inflect.
adjective [usually before noun] an inflected language/form/verb
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: inflect