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
Synonyms for predispose
Related Words for predisposedispose, incline, prime, urge, activate, prompt, inspire, prepare, teach, indoctrinate, impress, induce, lead, bias, prejudice, bend, govern, strike, affect, animate
Examples from the Web for predispose
Contemporary Examples of predispose
The expectation that a gun was involved appeared to predispose the cops toward deadly force.Police Know Better Than to Stand Their Ground
April 8, 2012
Historical Examples of predispose
Your attentions flatter her, and predispose her to capitulate.Bardelys the Magnificent
Lemm's external appearance did not predispose one in his favour.A Nobleman's Nest
For this reason we believe that scurvy may predispose to frostbite.Scurvy Past and Present
Alfred Fabian Hess
And among women, it is only arid souls whom it does not predispose to love.The Red and the Black
As a matter of fact, he will have so disturbed himself as to predispose to insomnia.Psychotherapy
James J. Walsh
1640s, "to put into a certain frame of mind," perhaps a back-formation from predisposition. Related: Predisposed; predisposing.