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predispose

Synonyms and Antonyms of predispose

formal to cause (someone) to be more likely to behave in a particular way or to be affected by a particular condition
  • Past experiences have predisposed her to distrust people.
  • Researchers have identified a gene that may predispose some people to the disease.
Synonyms and Near Synonyms of predispose

Synonym Discussion of predispose

incline, bias, dispose, predispose mean to influence one to have or take an attitude toward something. incline implies a tendency to favor one of two or more actions or conclusions.
    • I incline to agree
bias suggests a settled and predictable leaning in one direction and connotes unfair prejudice.
    • the experience biased him against foreigners
dispose suggests an affecting of one's mood or temper so as to incline one toward something.
    • her nature disposes her to trust others
predispose implies the operation of a disposing influence well in advance of the opportunity to manifest itself.
    • does fictional violence predispose them to accept real violence?


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