prejudice (one) against (someone or something)

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prejudice (one) against (someone or something)

To cause one to have a prejudicial and unfavorable opinion of someone or something. Don't let one bad experience prejudice you against trying snowboarding again! You shouldn't let her former employers' reputation prejudice you against her—she would make a valuable addition to your team.
See also: prejudice
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prejudice someone or something against someone or something

to turn someone or a group against someone or something. I believe that the lawyer was trying to prejudice the jury against the defendant. The discussion about how calves are raised prejudiced me against eating veal.
See also: prejudice
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Indeed, nothing is more unjust than to carry our prejudices against a profession into private life, and to borrow our idea of a man from our opinion of his calling.
I took it on myself to provide the best medical assistance, Lady Janet's insane prejudices against doctors impelling her to leave this important part of the arrangements entirely in my hands.
Scales of "Gender Discrimination," "Mobbing," "Inequality of Opportunity," and "Prejudices against Women Executives;" and the scale "Dilemma between Family and Working Life," consist of 6 items, 11 items and 7 items, respectively.
We are trying to reduce prejudices against Muslims," Cetin said.
Now that he's in such a frame of mind what about getting rid of some prejudices against the Welsh people.
She makes it clear that the DADT program could be very successful for all Canadians and significantly decrease the prejudices against those who do not hold citizenship status (SM).
"Certain prejudices against women have nothing to do with Islam," he said.
Much about Hitler troubled him deeply, including the dictator's violence and loudly trumpeted hatreds and prejudices against all non-Aryans.
Such attitudes were changing by the early twentieth century, and Gillett's concluding chapter examines the progress made by women musicians and the continuing prejudices against them.
He really liked nuclear weapons, said so repeatedly, and resented prevailing prejudices against their further development and use.
I have always held strong opinions on people who prize designer labels so highly, and for once I find my prejudices against them confirmed!
revealed deep-rooted Western prejudices against Arab culture." (pp.
After suffering second and third rejections, she describes a short-lived crisis of faith in her status as a colonial subject - "Was it possible that American prejudices against colour had some root here?
The sustained use of the Judenpatent articulated both traditional cultural prejudices against Jewish character and economic fears of unrestricted Jewish access to equal commercial privileges.
Along the way they've had to fight prejudices against old age - Jimmy says the BBC has been looking for a replacement for his Radio Two show for 25 years.