1 tr. change the pitch of (the voice, a musical note, etc.).
2 Gram. a tr. change the form of (a word) to express tense, gender, number, mood, etc. b intr. (of a word, language, etc.) undergo such change.
3 tr. bend inwards; curve.
ME f. L inflectere inflex- (as IN-(2), flectere bend)
analyze, arch, bend, bend back, bow, bracket, conjugate, crook, curl, curve, decline, decurve, deflect, dome, embow, flex, hook, hump, hunch, hyphenate, incurvate, incurve, intonate, loop, mark, modulate, parenthesize, parse, point, punctuate, recurve, reflect, reflex, retroflex, round, sag, swag, sweep, turn, vault, wind
be curved curve, sweep, sway, swag, sag, deviate, curl, turn, reenter, render curved, flex, bend, curve, incurvate, inflect
, deflect, scatter, refract (light), crook, turn, round, arch, arcuate, arch over, concamerate, bow, curl, recurve, frizzle, rotundity, convexity.