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predispose (verb), predisposes; predisposed; predisposing
1. To cause or to make someone develop a particular attitude: By reading to her children at a young age, Marie was hoping to predispose them toward the love of books and reading.

If a litigant predisposes a judge, the judge has an inclination in that person's favor before the trial begins.

2. To be susceptible to an unhealthy condition or disease: Karla's medical history suggested that she was predisposed to bronchial infections during the winter.
To incline or to adapt beforehand in a favorable way.
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Word Entries at Get Words: “predispose
To cause or to convince someone to have a favorable attitude about a situation in advance. (1)