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prepossess

pre·pos·sess

prepossess

 
pronunciation:
pri p zes
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: preposses, prepossessed, prepossessing
definition 1: to preoccupy the mind of.
similar words:
absorb, engross, obsess, possess, preoccupy
definition 2: to cause to be prejudiced.
similar words:
bias, influence, predispose, sway
definition 3: to inspire or impress favorably beforehand.
Her vivacity prepossessed him and he was inclined to hire her even before the interview started.
similar words:
bias, sway