propend

[ proh-pend ]
/ proʊˈpɛnd /

verb (used without object) Obsolete.

to incline or tend.

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Origin of propend

First recorded in 1535–45, propend is from the Latin word prōpendēre to hang down, be inclined. See pro-1, pend
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British Dictionary definitions for propend

propend
/ (prəʊˈpɛnd) /

verb

(intr) obsolete to be inclined or disposed

Word Origin for propend

C16: from Latin prōpendēre to hang forwards
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