What is another word for tend toward?

Pronunciation: [tˈɛnd tʊwˈɔːd] (IPA)

Tend toward is a phrase that means being inclined or likely towards something. There are various synonyms that can be used in place of the phrase tend toward, such as "lean towards," "gravitate towards," "have a propensity for," "have a proclivity for," "be predisposed to," "have a bias towards," "show a penchant for," "have a tendency towards," and "be prone to." Each word has its own nuance and can be used in different contexts. Choosing the right synonym depends on the situation or subject matter being discussed. Overall, these synonyms convey the idea of being naturally inclined towards something.

Synonyms for Tend toward:

What are the hypernyms for Tend toward?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Famous quotes with Tend toward

  • It's not surprising to see in my own work, looking back, and in the work of some of my peers, an attention to family. It's nice to write a book that does tend toward significance and meaning, and where else are you sure of finding it?
    Jonathan Franzen
  • All empty souls tend toward extreme opinions.
    William Butler Yeats
  • History is moving, and it will tend toward hope, or tend toward tragedy.
    George W. Bush
  • I tend toward the cynical view where religion is concerned.
    Glen Cook
  • We are programmed to find sex pleasurable for one simple reason—because animals who mate have offspring. Those who do not mate have none. Traits that result in successful reproduction get reinforced and passed on. Evolution is that simple. It is therefore useless to bemoan as evil the fact that men tend toward aggression. Among our ancestors, aggression often helped males have more offspring than their competitors. “Good” and “evil” had little to do with it. That is, until we reached consciousness, at which point, good and evil became pertinent indeed! Behaviors which might be excusable in dumb beasts can seem perverted, criminal, when performed by thinking beings. Just because a trait is “natural” does not oblige us to keep it.
    David Brin

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