Propend
Propend Pro*pend", v. i. [L. propendere, propensum; pro forward, forth + pendere to hang. See {Pendent}.] To lean toward a thing; to be favorably inclined or disposed; to incline; to tend. [R.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

We shall propend to it, as a stone falleth down. --Barrow. [1913 Webster]


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  • propend — [prō pend′] vi. [L propendere, to hang forward < pro , before + pendere, to hang: see PEND] Obs. to incline, or be disposed ( to or toward something) …   English World dictionary

  • propend — intransitive verb Etymology: Latin propendēre, from pro before + pendēre to hang more at pendant Date: 1545 obsolete incline …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • propend — /proh pend /, v.i. Obs. to incline or tend. [1535 45; < L propendere to hang down, be inclined. See PRO 1, PEND] * * * …   Universalium

  • propend — verb to incline or tend See Also: propensity …   Wiktionary

  • propend — /proʊˈpɛnd/ (say proh pend) verb (i) to incline or tend. {Latin prōpendēre} …   Australian English dictionary

  • propend — intransitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Latin propendēre, from pro before + pendēre to hang more at pendant 1. obsolete : to hang downward or forward : incline 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Propense — Pro*pense , a. [L. propensus, p. p. See {Propend}.] Leaning toward, in a moral sense; inclined; disposed; prone; as, women propense to holiness. Hooker. {Pro*pense ly}, adv. {Pro*pense ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Propensely — Propense Pro*pense , a. [L. propensus, p. p. See {Propend}.] Leaning toward, in a moral sense; inclined; disposed; prone; as, women propense to holiness. Hooker. {Pro*pense ly}, adv. {Pro*pense ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Propenseness — Propense Pro*pense , a. [L. propensus, p. p. See {Propend}.] Leaning toward, in a moral sense; inclined; disposed; prone; as, women propense to holiness. Hooker. {Pro*pense ly}, adv. {Pro*pense ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Propension — Pro*pen sion, n. [L. propensio: cf. F. propension. See {Propend}, {Propense}.] The quality or state of being propense; propensity. M. Arnold. [1913 Webster] Your full consent Gave wings to my propension. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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