Meaning of predispose
Pronunciation: (prē"di-spōz'), [key]
— v., -posed, -pos•ing.
- 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.
- to dispose of beforehand, as in a will, legacy, or the like.
- to give or furnish a tendency or inclination: an underground job that predisposes to lung infection.
- predispose (Thesaurus)