prepossess

Definitions of prepossess
  1. verb
    cause to be preoccupied
    “The idea of his failure prepossesses him”
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    type of:
    preoccupy
    engage or engross the interest or attention of beforehand or occupy urgently or obsessively
  2. verb
    make a positive impression (on someone) beforehand
    “A prepossessing appearance”
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    type of:
    impress
    impress positively
  3. verb
    influence (somebody's) opinion in advance
    synonyms: prejudice
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    bias, predetermine
    cause to be biased
    bias
    influence in an unfair way
    angle, skew, 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
  4. verb
    possess beforehand
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    type of:
    have, own, possess
    have ownership or possession of
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