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predispose (someone or something) to (something)

1. To make someone or something more inclined to some action in advance. Often used in passive constructions. Harvard's reputation for its law program predisposed him to go there after high school. I know Ruth is predisposed to do whatever her father suggests due to her overwhelming sense of loyalty to him.
2. To make someone or something more susceptible or liable to something. Often used in passive constructions. It's your mother's father the predisposes you to baldness, not your own father. My genetics predispose me to heart disease, so I take every precaution I can to avoid it. The economy was already predisposed to collapse due to the sudden removal of many regulations that kept it in balance.
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predispose someone or something to(ward) something

to make someone or something susceptible to something. Your comments will not predispose me toward a favorable treatment of your case. Do you think that this weather will predispose me to catching a cold?
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It can mask warning pain, weaken the tendon, and predispose the tendon to full rupture.
Funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the goal of the FUSION team is to map and identify genetic variants that predispose individuals to Type 2 diabetes (formerly non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, or NIDDM).
Our gene association findings show how genes involved in the metabolism of fat may predispose individuals to type 2 diabetes," said Frank Doring, Professor, Molecular Nutrition, University of Kiel.
The researchers plan to examine potential effects of negative expectations more closely in pessimists, whose personalities may predispose them to pain sensitivity.
Antibiotic therapy, steroid therapy, diabetes, human immunodeficiency virus infection, radiation, chemotherapy, and any condition that suppresses immune response can predispose patients to laryngeal candidiasis.
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): Genetic make up may predispose a person to indulge in booze more but may not raise one's genetic risk for alcoholism, says a new study.
These high-range blood sugar levels predispose people to a range of complications, including a higher mortality rate, strokes, heart disease, kidney problems and blindness.
YASMIN should not be used by patients with conditions that predispose them to hyperkalemia (i.
Genetic variants in genes such as BRCA1 and BRCA2, which predispose strongly to breast cancer, have been identified previously, but these are quite rare and account for less than 5% of breast cancer cases.
Any of several combinations of genes may predispose the body to low glutathione concentrations.
Recurrent parotid insufflation can predispose the patient to recurrent parotitis and sialectasis.
SWAA is a network of organizations in 30 African countries committed to addressing the social factors that predispose women to HIV infection and to empower women, families, and communities to cope with the impact of HIV/AIDS.
That in turn might predispose a person to develop diabetes, she speculates.
In fact, influenza infection can predispose one to a more serious co-infection with Streptococcus pneumoniae or Staphylococcus aureus.
bioMerieux has signed a licensing agreement with Gen-Probe that gives Gen-Probe access to bioMerieux's intellectual property for detecting genetic mutations that predispose people to blood clotting disorders.