predispose

US [ˌpridɪsˈpoʊz]
UK [ˌpriːdɪˈspəʊz]
  • v.使倾向于;使受…的影响;使易于患(某种病);容易诱发
  • Web预先安排;使倾向於;预先处理
Simple Present:predisposes  Present Participle:predisposing  Past Tense:predisposed  
predispose
v.
1.
使倾向于;使受…的影响to influence sb so that they are likely to think or behave in a particular way
He believes that some people are predisposed to criminal behaviour.
他认为有些人容易犯罪。
Her good mood predisposed her to enjoy the play.
她当时兴致高,所以一定喜欢那出戏。
2.
~ sb to sth
使易于患(某种病) ;容易诱发to make it likely that you will suffer from a particular illness
Stress can predispose people to heart attacks.
压力容易使人患心脏病。

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