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verb [transitive]     prejudice pronunciation in British English
/ˈpredʒʊdɪs/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyprejudice
he/she/itprejudices
present participleprejudicing
past tenseprejudiced
past participleprejudiced
  1. 1
    to make someone form an opinion about someone or something before they have enough information
    prejudice someone against someone/something:

    Margot’s testimony might prejudice jurors against him.

  2. 2
    formal to harm or damage someone or something

    Our production must not prejudice the rights and working conditions of people in other countries.

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