Predispose meaning

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Predispose is defined as to make likely to 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.

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To make (someone) inclined to something in advance.

His good manners predispose people in his favor.

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To make susceptible or liable.

Conditions that predispose miners to lung disease.

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To provide an inclination or susceptibility.

A genetic trait that predisposes to the development of cancer.

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To dispose, or make receptive, beforehand; make susceptible.

Fatigue predisposes one to illness.

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To make someone susceptible to something (such as a disease).
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To make someone inclined to something in advance; to influence.
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