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verb (used without object) Obsolete.
  1. 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


  1. (intr) obsolete to be inclined or disposed
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Word Origin

C16: from Latin prōpendēre to hang forwards
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