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pre·pos·sess

 (prē′pə-zĕs′)
tr.v. pre·pos·sessed, pre·pos·sess·ing, pre·pos·sess·es
1. To preoccupy to the exclusion of other thoughts or feelings: movie stars who prepossess millions of fans.
2.
a. To influence beforehand against or in favor of someone or something; prejudice: "Those to whom she endeavoured to give pleasure were prepossessed in her favour" (Jane Austen).
b. To impress favorably in advance.

prepossess

(ˌpriːpəˈzɛs)
vb (tr)
1. to preoccupy or engross mentally
2. to influence in advance for or against a person or thing; prejudice; bias
3. to make a favourable impression on beforehand

pre•pos•sess

(ˌpri pəˈzɛs)

v.t.
1. to possess or dominate mentally beforehand.
2. to prejudice, esp. favorably.
3. to impress favorably beforehand or at the outset.
[1605–15]

prepossess


Past participle: prepossessed
Gerund: prepossessing

Imperative
prepossess
prepossess
Present
I prepossess
you prepossess
he/she/it prepossesses
we prepossess
you prepossess
they prepossess
Preterite
I prepossessed
you prepossessed
he/she/it prepossessed
we prepossessed
you prepossessed
they prepossessed
Present Continuous
I am prepossessing
you are prepossessing
he/she/it is prepossessing
we are prepossessing
you are prepossessing
they are prepossessing
Present Perfect
I have prepossessed
you have prepossessed
he/she/it has prepossessed
we have prepossessed
you have prepossessed
they have prepossessed
Past Continuous
I was prepossessing
you were prepossessing
he/she/it was prepossessing
we were prepossessing
you were prepossessing
they were prepossessing
Past Perfect
I had prepossessed
you had prepossessed
he/she/it had prepossessed
we had prepossessed
you had prepossessed
they had prepossessed
Future
I will prepossess
you will prepossess
he/she/it will prepossess
we will prepossess
you will prepossess
they will prepossess
Future Perfect
I will have prepossessed
you will have prepossessed
he/she/it will have prepossessed
we will have prepossessed
you will have prepossessed
they will have prepossessed
Future Continuous
I will be prepossessing
you will be prepossessing
he/she/it will be prepossessing
we will be prepossessing
you will be prepossessing
they will be prepossessing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been prepossessing
you have been prepossessing
he/she/it has been prepossessing
we have been prepossessing
you have been prepossessing
they have been prepossessing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been prepossessing
you will have been prepossessing
he/she/it will have been prepossessing
we will have been prepossessing
you will have been prepossessing
they will have been prepossessing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been prepossessing
you had been prepossessing
he/she/it had been prepossessing
we had been prepossessing
you had been prepossessing
they had been prepossessing
Conditional
I would prepossess
you would prepossess
he/she/it would prepossess
we would prepossess
you would prepossess
they would prepossess
Past Conditional
I would have prepossessed
you would have prepossessed
he/she/it would have prepossessed
we would have prepossessed
you would have prepossessed
they would have prepossessed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.prepossess - possess beforehand
own, possess, have - have ownership or possession of; "He owns three houses in Florida"; "How many cars does she have?"
2.prepossess - cause to be preoccupied; "The idea of his failure prepossesses him"
preoccupy - engage or engross the interest or attention of beforehand or occupy urgently or obsessively; "His work preoccupies him"; "The matter preoccupies her completely--she cannot think of anything else"
3.prepossess - make a positive impression (on someone) beforehand; "A prepossessing appearance"
impress - impress positively; "The young chess player impressed her audience"
4.prepossess - influence (somebody's) opinion in advance
bias, predetermine - cause to be biased
bias - influence in an unfair way; "you are biasing my choice by telling me yours"
act upon, influence, work - have and exert influence or effect; "The artist's work influenced the young painter"; "She worked on her friends to support the political candidate"

prepossess

verb
To cause to have a prejudiced view:
Translations

prepossess

[ˌpriːpəˈzes] VT (= preoccupy) → preocupar; (= bias, impress favourably) → predisponer

prepossess

vteinnehmen (in sb’s favour für jdn)
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Still Hopkins could maintain, "It is not that inscape does not govern the behavior of things in slack or decay as one can see even in the pining of the skin in the old and even in a sk eleton but that horror prepossesses the mind.
One passage about a flower's withering portrays flux as a horrific unraveling: "It is not that inscape does not govern the behaviour of things in slack and decay as one can see even in the pining of the skin in the old and even in a skeleton but that horror prepossesses the mind" (211).