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Other Prepossess Definition

[v] influence (somebody's) opinion in advance
[v] make a positive impression (on someone) beforehand; "A prepossessing appearance"
[v] cause to be preoccupied; "The idea of his failure prepossesses him"
[v] possess beforehand

Synonyms

prejudice

Misc. Definitions

\Pre`pos*sess"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Prepossessed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Prepossessing}.]
1. To preoccupy, as ground or land; to take previous possession of. --Dryden.
2. To preoccupy, as the mind or heart, so as to preclude other things; hence, to bias or prejudice; to give a previous inclination to, for or against anything; esp., to induce a favorable opinion beforehand, or at the outset. It created him enemies, and prepossessed the lord general. --Evelyn.

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