verb (used with object), pre·dis·posed, pre·dis·pos·ing.
verb (used without object), pre·dis·posed, pre·dis·pos·ing.
Origin of predispose
Examples from the Web for predispose
The expectation that a gun was involved appeared to predispose the cops toward deadly force.
Hearing a person always pitied and spoken slightingly of does not predispose any one to fall in love with that person.
Certain spices seem to predispose to irritability of the sexual system.
The conditions which predispose a tiger to man-eating have been much discussed.Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official|William Sleeman
1640s, "to put into a certain frame of mind," perhaps a back-formation from predisposition. Related: Predisposed; predisposing.