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verb [transitive] formal predispose pronunciation in British English /ˌpriːdɪˈspəʊz/
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present tense
I/you/we/theypredispose
he/she/itpredisposes
present participlepredisposing
past tensepredisposed
past participlepredisposed
  1. 1
    to make someone likely to think, feel, or behave in a particular way
    Is there a set of conditions that predisposes a nation to revolution?
  2. 2
    to make someone likely to suffer from a particular illness or condition
    a mutation that predisposes some people to lung cancer

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