predisposed


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pre·dis·pose

 (prē′dĭ-spōz′)
v. pre·dis·posed, pre·dis·pos·ing, pre·dis·pos·es
v.tr.
1. To make (someone) inclined to something in advance: His good manners predispose people in his favor.
2. To make susceptible or liable: conditions that predispose miners to lung disease.
v.intr.
To provide an inclination or susceptibility: a genetic trait that predisposes to the development of cancer.

predisposed

(ˌpriːdɪˈspəʊztd)
adj
inclined to or susceptible to beforehand
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.predisposed - made susceptible; "because of conditions in the mine, miners are predisposed to lung disease"
susceptible - (often followed by `of' or `to') yielding readily to or capable of; "susceptible to colds"; "susceptible of proof"

predisposed

adjective
1. inclined, willing, given, minded, ready, agreeable, amenable Franklin was predisposed to believe him.
2. susceptible, subject, prone, liable Some people are genetically predisposed to diabetes.
Translations

predisposed

[ˌpriːdɪˈspəʊztd] adjprédisposé(e)
to be predisposed to do sth → être prédisposé à faire qch
to be predisposed to sth [+ crime, violence] → être prédisposé à qch; [+ diabetes, cancer] → être prédisposé à qch

predisposed

a. predispuesto-a, que tiene susceptibilidad o tendencia a contraer una enfermedad.

predisposed

adj predispuesto, propenso
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Semi-starvation and neglected colds had predisposed most of the pupils to receive infection: forty-five out of the eighty girls lay ill at one time.
This and other remarks of Sylvia's considerably predisposed me towards her.
This overture was certainly pacific; but Antoine and the Flathead were predisposed to hostility, and pretended to consider it a treacherous movement.
Before you despise Adam as deficient in penetration, pray ask yourself if you were ever predisposed to believe evil of any pretty woman--if you ever COULD, without hard head-breaking demonstration, believe evil of the ONE supremely pretty woman who has bewitched you.
There was, indeed, so deep a blush over Fanny's face at that moment as might warrant strong suspicion in a predisposed mind.
This accident, with the loss of my insurance, and with the more serious loss of my hair, the whole of which had been singed off by the fire, predisposed me to serious impressions, so that, finally, I made up my mind to take a wife.
For the present distress, however, of those who are predisposed to suffer from the tyrannies of this caprice, there are easy remedies.
I've always said she was predisposed to it," whispered Afanasy Ivanovitch slyly.
Outside that I don't read much, I am not musical, and I am very much predisposed to let the future look after itself.
Not having access to alcohol, not being predisposed toward alcohol, it will never miss alcohol.
The assembly, strongly predisposed as they were in favor of the French hero, were slightly staggered at this bold theory.
I disclaimed all title to it, telling her her husband was predisposed to amendment before I added my mite of exhortation and encouragement, and that I had only done what she might, and ought to have done herself.