- Predispose is defined as to make likely do get something or do something.
- An example of predispose is to have a bad immune system that makes you likely to catch colds.
- An example of predispose is to have a family of athletes making it more likely to succeed in sports.
predispose definition by Webster's New World
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predispose definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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verb pre·dis·posed, pre·dis·pos·ing, pre·dis·pos·es verb, transitive
- a. To make (someone) inclined to something in advance: His good manners predispose people in his favor. See Synonyms at incline.b. To make susceptible or liable: conditions that predispose miners to lung disease.
- Archaic To settle or dispose of in advance.
To provide an inclination or susceptibility: a genetic trait that predisposes to the development of cancer.
predispose - Medical Definition
To make susceptible, as to a disease.