Definition of predispose in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌprēdəˈspōz/


[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
More example sentences
  • 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.
make susceptible, make liable, make prone, make vulnerable, put at risk of
lead, sway, influence, induce, prompt, dispose;



Example sentences
  • Many organizations have the predisposed notion that it will cost too much.
  • If one part of it is out of balance or improperly tilted toward a predisposed bias, we will not draw the correct conclusions.
  • Therefore, the development of myopia can continue in a predisposed person beyond the teenage years.

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Syllabification: pre·dis·pose

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