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Prepossess

verb
(past & past part. prepossessed; pres. part. prepossessing)
1.
Possess beforehand.
2.
Cause to be preoccupied.
3.
Make a positive impression (on someone) beforehand.
4.
Influence (somebody's) opinion in advance.  Synonym: prejudice.



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"Prepossess" Quotes from Famous Books



... arbitrator of the publick[25]. A particular account of his comedies will best let us into his personal character as a poet, and into the nature of his genius, which is what we are most interested to know. It will, however, not be amiss to prepossess our readers a little by the judgments that have been passed upon him by the criticks of our own time, without forgetting one of the ancients that deserves ...
— The Works of Samuel Johnson in Nine Volumes - Volume V: Miscellaneous Pieces • Samuel Johnson



Words linked to "Prepossess" :   own, act upon, have, influence, work, preoccupy, bias, possess, impress, predetermine



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