prepossess

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verb pre·pos·sess \ˌprē-pə-ˈzes also -ˈses\

Definition of prepossess

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 obsolete :  to take previous possession of

  3. 2 :  to cause to be preoccupied

  4. 3 :  to influence beforehand especially favorably

First Known Use of prepossess

1609

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