verb (used with object), predisposed, predisposing.
to give an inclination or tendency to beforehand; make susceptible: Genetic factors may predispose human beings to certain metabolic diseases.
to render subject, susceptible, or liable: The evidence predisposes him to public censure.
to dispose beforehand.
Archaic. to dispose of beforehand, as in a will, legacy, or the like.
verb (used without object), predisposed, predisposing.
to give or furnish a tendency or inclination: an underground job that predisposes to lung infection.

1640–50; pre- + dispose

predisposal, noun
predisposedly [pree-di-spoh-zid-lee, -spohzd-] , adverb
predisposedness, noun
unpredisposed, adjective
unpredisposing, adjective

1. prearrange, prepare. 3. bias, incline. Unabridged
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predispose (ˌpriːdɪˈspəʊz)
vb (often foll by to or towards)
1.  to incline or make (someone) susceptible to something beforehand
2.  chiefly law to dispose of (property, etc) beforehand; bequeath

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predispose pre·dis·pose (prē'dĭ-spōz')
v. pre·dis·posed, pre·dis·pos·ing, pre·dis·pos·es
To make susceptible, as to a disease.

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Example sentences
Some may be predisposed to want to support or undermine a particular candidate.
The researchers suggest that she could have been genetically predisposed to
  heart problems.
But some people are more predisposed to it than others, he said.
Doctors were predisposed to use the test for several reasons.
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