1 [no obj] formal : to sit back or lie down in a relaxed manner
▪ She was reclining on the sofa, watching TV.2 : to lean backward [no obj] ▪ Does that chair recline? ▪ The theater has reclining seats. [+ obj] ▪ He reclined his seat so that he could nap more comfortably.
▪ She was reclining on the sofa, watching TV.