prepossess

verb
pre·​pos·​sess | \ ˌprē-pə-ˈzes How to pronounce prepossess (audio) also -ˈses \
prepossessed; prepossessing; prepossesses

Definition of prepossess

transitive verb

1 obsolete : to take previous possession of
2 : to cause to be preoccupied
3 : to influence beforehand especially favorably

First Known Use of prepossess

1609, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Prepossess.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prepossess. Accessed 5 May. 2021.

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