predispose

  • 1 prédisposé — ⇒PRÉDISPOSÉ, ÉE, part. passé et adj. I. Part. passé de prédisposer. II. Adj., MÉD. Dont l organisme présente une vulnérabilité à un certain type de maladie. Action fluidifiante sur le sang circulant, réduisant chez les sujets prédisposés les… …

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  • 2 Predispose — Pre dis*pose , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Predisposed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Predisposing}.] [Pref. pre + dispose: cf. F. pr[ e]disposer.] 1. To dispose or incline beforehand; to give a predisposition or bias to; as, to predispose the mind to friendship.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 predispose — pre·dis·pose /ˌprē di spōz/ vt posed, pos·ing: to dispose or incline in advance; specif: to make ready and willing to commit a crime have been predisposed to engage in criminal behavior W. R. LaFave and J. H. Israel ◇ Predisposition on the part… …

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  • 4 prédisposé — prédisposé, ée (pré di spô zé, zée) part. passé de prédisposer. Prédisposé à une maladie …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 5 predispose to — index conduce Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 6 predispose — (v.) 1640s, perhaps a back formation from PREDISPOSITION (Cf. predisposition). Related: Predisposed; predisposing …

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  • 7 predispose — dispose, *incline, bias Analogous words: influence, sway, *affect, touch, impress, strike …

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  • 8 predispose — [v] influence to believe something activate, affect, animate, bend*, bias, cultivate, dispose, govern, impress, incline, indoctrinate, induce, inspire, lead, make expectant, make of a mind to*, prejudice, prepare, prime, prompt, stimulate, strike …

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  • 9 predispose — ► VERB ▪ make liable or inclined to a specified attitude, action, or condition. DERIVATIVES predisposition noun …

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  • 10 predispose — [prē΄dis pōz′] vt. predisposed, predisposing to dispose, or make receptive, beforehand; make susceptible [fatigue predisposes one to illness] …

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  • 11 predispose — pre|dis|pose [ˌpri:dısˈpəuz US ˈpouz] v [T] 1.) to make someone more likely to suffer from a particular health problem predispose sb to sth ▪ Diabetes predisposes patients to infections. 2.) to make someone more likely to behave or think in a… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 predispose — v. (formal) 1) (d; tr.) to predispose to 2) (H) what predisposed you to go? * * * [ˌpriːdɪ spəʊz] (H) what predisposed you to go? (formal) (d; tr.) to predispose to …

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  • 13 predispose — [[t]pri͟ːdɪspo͟ʊz[/t]] predisposes, predisposing, predisposed 1) VERB If something predisposes you to think or behave in a particular way, it makes it likely that you will think or behave in that way. [FORMAL] [V n to inf] They take pains to hire …

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  • 14 predispose — verb 1) lack of exercise may predispose an individual to high blood pressure Syn: make susceptible, make liable, make prone, make vulnerable, put at risk of 2) attitudes which predispose people to behave badly Syn: lead, influence, sway, induce,… …

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  • 15 predispose — UK [ˌpriːdɪˈspəʊz] / US [ˌprɪdɪsˈpoʊz] verb [transitive] Word forms predispose : present tense I/you/we/they predispose he/she/it predisposes present participle predisposing past tense predisposed past participle predisposed formal 1) to make… …

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  • 16 predispose — predisposal, n. predisposedly /pree di spoh zid lee, spohzd /, adv. predisposedness, n. /pree di spohz /, v., predisposed, predisposing. v.t. 1. to give an inclination or tendency to beforehand; make susceptible: Genetic factors may predispose… …

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  • 17 predispose — To render susceptible. * * * pre·dis·pose .prēd is pōz vb, posed; pos·ing vt to make susceptible <malnutrition predisposes one to disease> vi to bring about susceptibility <conditions that predispose to infection> …

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  • 18 predispose to — phr verb Predispose to is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑factor …

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  • 19 predispose — Date: 1646 transitive verb 1. to dispose in advance < a good teacher predisposes children to learn > 2. to make susceptible < malnutrition predisposes one to disease > intransitive verb to bring about susceptibility Synonyms: see incline •… …

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  • 20 predispose — verb a) To make someone susceptible to something (such as a disease). b) To make someone inclined to something in advance; to influence. See Also: predisposition …

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