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predispose

pre·dis·pose

predispose

pronunciation:
pri dih spoz
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: predisposed, predisposes, predisposing
definition 1: to prepare (someone) beforehand to be inclined toward a certain attitude or action.
Her meekness predisposed us to forgive her pranks.
antonyms:
indispose
similar words:
bias, incline
definition 2: to render susceptible or liable.
His weakened condition predisposed him to illness.
derivations: predisposedly (adv.), predisposedness (n.)