prepossess

Primary Meanings of prepossess

1.
v
cause to be preoccupied
2.
v
make a positive impression (on someone) beforehand
3.
v
possess beforehand
Full Definitions of prepossess
1

v cause to be preoccupied

“The idea of his failure prepossesses him”
Type of:
preoccupy
engage or engross the interest or attention of beforehand or occupy urgently or obsessively
2

v make a positive impression (on someone) beforehand

“A prepossessing appearance”
Type of:
impress
impress positively

v influence (somebody's) opinion in advance

Synonyms:
prejudice
Types:
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bias, predetermine
cause to be biased
bias
influence in an unfair way
angle, slant, weight
present with a bias
handicap
attempt to forecast the winner (especially in a horse race) and assign odds for or against a contestant
Type of:
act upon, influence, work
have and exert influence or effect
3

v possess beforehand

Type of:
have, own, possess
have ownership or possession of

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