Meaning of predispose in English:



[with object]predispose someone to/to do something
  • Make someone liable or inclined to a specified attitude, action, or condition.

    ‘lack of exercise may predispose an individual to high blood pressure’
    ‘I'm kind of predisposed towards disliking them’
    • ‘Further, our training predisposes us to conduct our research as scholars of particular nation-states or regions.’
    • ‘If people begin honest dialogues with others they are predisposed to trust, they might be less inclined to take a hard-line position in the broader gun debate.’
    • ‘All three agreed that it is difficult to lead the masses anywhere - unless they are predisposed to head in that direction anyways.’
    • ‘And each of us is responsible for the consequences of his own sins, in spite of the fact that we are predisposed to commit them.’
    • ‘But new research has shown that we are predisposed to err in selecting who to live with.’
    • ‘What matters is that language is so important to us that we are predisposed to detect it.’
    • ‘The gene has been found to make redheads more sensitive to ultraviolet light, which is why they burn more easily in the sun, and it predisposes them to skin cancer.’
    • ‘It predisposed him to fear that he was a heretic at heart, and yet to glory in that.’
    • ‘Being a woman helps me to win - women have certain personality traits that predispose them to be good poker players.’
    • ‘While I would be predisposed to nominate a female candidate, I can't speak for everyone.’
    • ‘Much as I was predisposed to dislike him, and much as I wanted to, I left with a warm feeling for him personally and know I would have enjoyed talking with him at greater length.’
    • ‘But I suspect that, even if it has, you will favour the evidence that supports your point of view - and believe in the evidence you are predisposed to believe in.’
    • ‘As a group, then, we were predisposed to cross boundaries and become collaborators.’
    • ‘Ulrich Neisser, for instance, argued that we are predisposed to recognise a common ‘personhood’ or ‘intersubjectivity’ when we encounter other human beings.’
    • ‘Since we are predisposed to like the actor, it's easier to connect with the man he is portraying.’
    • ‘He argues that because of the small numbers of people killed we are predisposed to refer to the outcome as murder rather than war.’
    • ‘Should everybody know what diseases they are predisposed to suffer from in old age?’
    make susceptible, make liable, make prone, lay open, make vulnerable, put at risk of, leave open, make subject
    lead, incline, move, persuade, influence, sway, induce, prompt, dispose, make, make of a mind to
    inclined, prepared, ready, of a mind, disposed, minded, willing, not unwilling, in the mood, liable, susceptible
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