predispose (someone or something) to (something)

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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 who 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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My three years' experience as an ambassador in Doha has convinced me that our lifestyle as ambassadors may predispose us to the risk of certain diseases.
By Faizullah Kakar , PhD, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the State of Qatar My three years' experience as an ambassador in Doha has convinced me that our lifestyle as ambassadors may predispose us to the risk of certain diseases.
For some of us, steering clear of life-threatening illnesses is a priority, most especially if we have a particular family history that may predispose us to certain specific illnesses.
The discovery about timing brings scientists one step closer to understanding how microbiomes might become disrupted- for example, through cesarean section birth or antibiotic use which is then more likely to predispose us to chronic diseases, and how to potentially address that.
Stressing the need for safeguards, the paper said: "We all would love to eliminate disabling deformities, painful conditions that shorten lives or genetic mutations that predispose us to various fatal diseases.
This means our species hasn't had enough time to evolve brain networks that predispose us to learn literacy.
First theorized by Carl Jung, these mythic characters predispose us to perceive the world in certain ways depending on which mythic character we embody.
Depression isn't inevitable as we age, but the problems we may have to face as we get older, such as divorce, bereavement and ill health can predispose us to it.
And yet there is also a growing disquiet over the use of sunscreens themselves because, it is said, the chemicals they contain may predispose us to skin cancer.
Some factors which predispose us to raised fasting sugar levels are being overweight, family history, hypertension, polycystic ovarian syndrome, gestational diabetes and stress.Eat a snack before bed time, e.g.
Metabolic syndrome (MetS) affects more than 50 million Americans, according to the American Heart Association, and roughly half of us have risk factors that predispose us to it.
According to Rees, three key factors predispose us to our current condition.
Hence, the "Personal Choice Model" basically suggests that others (not even ourselves) can ever put you down without your permission, and that our genes, and whatever they predispose us to do, are not the final word, unless we (or the individual in question) fail to counter them successfully through the implementation of positive choices, e.g., the avoidance of alcohol and drugs, and/or the cessation of listening to others who fail to help us to like ourselves.
This so-called subgingival disease can result in abscess formation, pain and tooth loss and possibly even predispose us to disease at distant sites in the body.
Genetic factors do contribute to our bone mass and can predispose us to, or protect us from, osteoporosis.