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 predisposingdispose, incline, prime, urge, activate, prompt, inspire, prepare, teach, indoctrinate, impress, induce, lead, bias, prejudice, bend, govern, strike, affect, animate
Examples from the Web for predisposing
Contemporary Examples of predisposing
If there is no predisposing trauma—well, that might mean real trouble.How Serious Is Hillary Clinton’s Blood Clot and Hospitalization?
December 31, 2012
Historical Examples of predisposing
But the predisposing causes for the assertion of independence were nearer home.Mexico
Charles Reginald Enock
Whether he was conscious of any predisposing cause was another question.The Short-story
William Patterson Atkinson
We had, I think, none of the predisposing causes of fever at our place.Life of John Coleridge Patteson
Charlotte M. Yonge
Whether he was conscious of any predisposing cause, was another question.Stories of Exile
A previous attack is a predisposing influence to its recurrence.Sporting Dogs
Frank Townend Barton
1640s, "to put into a certain frame of mind," perhaps a back-formation from predisposition. Related: Predisposed; predisposing.