- Obs. to take or occupy beforehand or before another
- Archaic to prejudice or bias, esp. favorably
- to impress favorably at once
transitive verbpre·pos·sessed, pre·pos·sess·ing, pre·pos·sess·es
- To preoccupy to the exclusion of other thoughts or feelings: movie stars who prepossess millions of fans.
- a. To influence beforehand against or in favor of someone or something; prejudice: “Those to whom she endeavoured to give pleasure were prepossessed in her favour” (Jane Austen).b. To impress favorably in advance.
(third-person singular simple present prepossesses, present participle prepossessing, simple past and past participle prepossessed)