- 1to influence someone so that they are likely to think or behave in a particular way predispose somebody to something He believes that some people are predisposed to criminal behavior. predispose somebody to do something Her good mood predisposed her to enjoy the play.
- 2predispose somebody to something to make it likely that you will suffer from a particular illness Stress can predispose people to heart attacks.
NAmE//ˌpridɪˈspoʊz//(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they predispose
he / she / it predisposes
past simple predisposed
-ing form predisposing