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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.
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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
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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.
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predispose


Past participle: predisposed
Gerund: predisposing

Imperative
predispose
predispose
Present
I predispose
you predispose
he/she/it predisposes
we predispose
you predispose
they predispose
Preterite
I predisposed
you predisposed
he/she/it predisposed
we predisposed
you predisposed
they predisposed
Present Continuous
I am predisposing
you are predisposing
he/she/it is predisposing
we are predisposing
you are predisposing
they are predisposing
Present Perfect
I have predisposed
you have predisposed
he/she/it has predisposed
we have predisposed
you have predisposed
they have predisposed
Past Continuous
I was predisposing
you were predisposing
he/she/it was predisposing
we were predisposing
you were predisposing
they were predisposing
Past Perfect
I had predisposed
you had predisposed
he/she/it had predisposed
we had predisposed
you had predisposed
they had predisposed
Future
I will predispose
you will predispose
he/she/it will predispose
we will predispose
you will predispose
they will predispose
Future Perfect
I will have predisposed
you will have predisposed
he/she/it will have predisposed
we will have predisposed
you will have predisposed
they will have predisposed
Future Continuous
I will be predisposing
you will be predisposing
he/she/it will be predisposing
we will be predisposing
you will be predisposing
they will be predisposing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been predisposing
you have been predisposing
he/she/it has been predisposing
we have been predisposing
you have been predisposing
they have been predisposing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been predisposing
you will have been predisposing
he/she/it will have been predisposing
we will have been predisposing
you will have been predisposing
they will have been predisposing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been predisposing
you had been predisposing
he/she/it had been predisposing
we had been predisposing
you had been predisposing
they had been predisposing
Conditional
I would predispose
you would predispose
he/she/it would predispose
we would predispose
you would predispose
they would predispose
Past Conditional
I would have predisposed
you would have predisposed
he/she/it would have predisposed
we would have predisposed
you would have predisposed
they would have predisposed
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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"
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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
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predispose

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

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

[ˌpriːdɪsˈpəʊz] vtpredisporre
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pre·dis·pose

v. predisponer.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

predispose

vt predisponer
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References in classic literature ?
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.'
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.
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.
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It can not only be annoying but can also predispose to certain skin diseases that may, in some cases, be an indication that something is not right with a kitty.
Researchers will be greatly aided in this work by the maW studies that we currently fund to identify the genes that predispose people to developing MS.
Fifteen (52%) patients had underlying illnesses that were known to predispose them to V.
From avoiding family patterns that predispose one to fat, to breaking the control that emotions have over one's eating, to easy and fun exercises that are good for the body and easy to get into using as a routine, Dr.
In so doing, the Court gave pornographers free rein to publish any filth that exceeds the Canadian community standard of tolerance provided only that the material is not so extreme as to provably predispose persons to act in an anti-social manner that is incompatible with the proper functioning of Canadian society.