verb[with object] (predispose someone to/to do something)
- Make someone liable or inclined to a specified attitude, action, or condition: lack of exercise may predispose an individual to high blood pressure I’m kind of predisposed towards disliking themMore example sentences
make susceptible, make liable, make prone, lay open, make vulnerable, put at risk of, leave open, make subjectincline, move, persuade, influence, sway, induce, prompt, dispose, make, make of a mind to; bias, prejudiceinclined, prepared, ready, of a mind, disposed, minded, willing, not unwilling, in the mood, liable, susceptible; biased, prejudiced
- Further, our training predisposes us to conduct our research as scholars of particular nation-states or regions.
- If people begin honest dialogues with others they are predisposed to trust, they might be less inclined to take a hard-line position in the broader gun debate.
- All three agreed that it is difficult to lead the masses anywhere - unless they are predisposed to head in that direction anyways.