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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Outside that I don't read much, I am not musical, and I am very much predisposed to let the future look after itself.
I disclaimed all title to it, telling her her husband was predisposed to amendment before I added my mite of exhortation and encouragement, and that I had only done what she might, and ought to have done herself.
This overture was certainly pacific; but Antoine and the Flathead were predisposed to hostility, and pretended to consider it a treacherous movement.
Before you despise Adam as deficient in penetration, pray ask yourself if you were ever predisposed to believe evil of any pretty woman--if you ever COULD, without hard head-breaking demonstration, believe evil of the ONE supremely pretty woman who has bewitched you.
"I've always said she was predisposed to it," whispered Afanasy Ivanovitch slyly.
For the present distress, however, of those who are predisposed to suffer from the tyrannies of this caprice, there are easy remedies.
Prof Andrew Przybylski of Oxford University said kids predisposed to behaviour issues might also be predisposed to more screen time.
Supply of 12 tons chassis (with a wheelbase of 3.11 m maximum), BOM and predisposed chassis 16 tons (a wheelbase of 3.70 m maximum) BOM predisposed to CNG engines.
Washington, May 4 ( ANI ): Scientists have found that mice lacking one copy of a gene called CTCF have abnormal DNA methylation and are markedly predisposed to cancer, which can provide new hope for breast cancer.
A new study reveals that there may be a link between individuals predisposed to comedy, and those biologically predisposed to traits relating to psychosis, the Guardian reports.
Expanded from a short (also starring Leo), the feature should connect with specialty ands predisposed to smartish dramedy fare.
PREDISPOSED TO EPILEPSY: The Court of Appeal was told Kyle Fisher had a 'highly unusual brain' which predisposed him to epilepsy
"I think the Italians are the most friendly [buyers]," said one source, who predicted a company such as Blackstone might be predisposed to dismantle much of the company's current operating structure.
The mice were of a type that's genetically predisposed to develop a form of the disease.
ANAs are a class of autoantibody often found in the blood of people whose immune systems may be predisposed to cause inflammation against their own body tissues.