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 predisposed
Sometime during the flood, it seems, God came to peace with the idea that his creation was predisposed toward evil.The Backstory of ‘Noah’ Is Full of Giants, Horny Angels, and a Grieving God|Tim Townsend|March 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Millennials, a generation shaped by GOP failure, are predisposed to vote Democratic.Love Affair Over? Obamacare Debacle Shakes Up Millennial Politics|Peter Beinart|November 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But for the mind already planning such an act, or predisposed to such desires, the videogame provides a way for them to train.
Koh's view was that only those militants who were predisposed to attacking America could be killed.
However, she was predisposed in favor of the cyclist, whose manners were exceptional.The Automobile Girls Along the Hudson|Laura Dent Crane
The renewed spectacle of his own wound had predisposed Robert to feel a great and tearful sympathy for himself.The Regent|E. Arnold Bennett
When one's antecedents have not been of a licit character, one is predisposed to make extraordinary excuses for others.The Mystery of the Lost Dauphin|Emilia Pardo Bazn
Perhaps his respect for authority, and the tinge of superstition in his temperament, predisposed him to sympathy.The English Church in the Eighteenth Century|Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
Some horses are naturally endowed with weak digestive organs, and such are predisposed to this condition.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse|United States Department of Agriculture
1640s, "to put into a certain frame of mind," perhaps a back-formation from predisposition. Related: Predisposed; predisposing.