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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.

predispose

(ˌpriːdɪˈspəʊz)
vb (tr)
1. (often foll by: to or towards) to incline or make (someone) susceptible to something beforehand
2. chiefly law to dispose of (property, etc) beforehand; bequeath
ˌpredisˈposal n

pre•dis•pose

(ˌpri dɪˈspoʊz)

v. -posed, -pos•ing. v.t.
1. to make susceptible or liable: genetic factors predisposing us to disease.
2. to dispose beforehand; incline; bias.
v.i.
3. to give or furnish a tendency or inclination.
[1640–50]
pre`dis•pos′al, n.

predispose


Past participle: predisposed
Gerund: predisposing

Imperative
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
I am predisposing
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Present Perfect
I have predisposed
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Past Continuous
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Past Perfect
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Future
I will predispose
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Future Perfect
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Future Continuous
I will be predisposing
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been predisposing
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been predisposing
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Conditional
I would predispose
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Past Conditional
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.predispose - make susceptible; "This illness predisposes you to gain weight"
dispose, incline - make receptive or willing towards an action or attitude or belief; "Their language inclines us to believe them"

predispose

verb
1. incline, influence, prepare, prompt, lead, prime, affect, prejudice, bias, induce, dispose, sway, make you of a mind to Some factors predispose certain individuals to criminal behaviour.
2. make liable to, lay open to, make susceptible to, make vulnerable to, make prone to, put at a risk of people whose lifestyles predispose them to AIDS

predispose

verb
To have an impact on in a certain way:
Translations

predispose

[ˈpriːdɪsˈpəʊz] VTpredisponer
some people are predisposed to diabeteshay gente propensa or predispuesta a la diabetes
I was predisposed to believe himtenía predisposición a creerle

predispose

[ˌpriːdɪˈspəʊz] vtprédisposer
to predispose sb to do sth → prédisposer qn à faire qch

predispose

vtgeneigt machen; (Med) → prädisponieren, anfällig machen (to für); to predispose somebody toward(s) somebody/somethingjdn für jdn/etw einnehmen; it predisposes me to believe that …das führt mich zu der Annahme, dass …; people are predisposed to behave in certain waysdie Menschen sind so veranlagt, sich in einer bestimmten Weise zu verhalten; I’m not predisposed to help himich bin nicht geneigt, ihm zu helfen

predispose

[ˌpriːdɪsˈpəʊz] vtpredisporre

pre·dis·pose

v. predisponer.

predispose

vt predisponer
References in classic literature ?
Whether people grow fat by joking, or whether there is something in fat itself which predisposes to a joke, I have never been quite able to determine; but certain it is that a lean joker is a rara avis in terris.
On the contrary, she spoke of him with such bitterness that she was unconsciously considerably strengthening the case of the police for, of course, if her son had heard her speak of the man in this fashion, it would predispose him towards hatred and violence.
As the event had happened, they had come together, under those extraordinary circumstances of common trial and common peril, in a strange country, which would especially predispose two women of the same nation to open their hearts to each other.
I have already had experience that my name does not predispose you to an interview; and I ventured to mention the name of one I am in search of.
The researchers said that their findings were an indication that prenatal exposure to testosterone predisposes people to adopt a more reflexive and less intuitive mindset.
Men from India are more likely than those in other large ethnic groups to have a condition that predisposes them to type 2, or adult-onset, diabetes, a U.
1) These authors hypothesize that the location of these primary tumors predisposes these patients to concentric scar formation.
Harm in this context means that it predisposes persons to act in an anti-social manner as, for example, the physical or mental mistreatment of women by men, or, what is perhaps debatable, the reverse.
Using the DNA chip, you can assay 10,000 people to find out the constellation of genes that predisposes you to a hot temper, or predisposes you to being depressed, or predisposes you to any kind of trait.
How much of a leap is it to classify "persistent drug abusers" as suffering from a "mental abnormality" that predisposes them to commit "future acts of dangerousness"?
The gene also predisposes carriers to the development of Alzheimer's and cardiovascular diseases.