- 1prejudice somebody (against somebody/something) to influence somebody so that they have an unfair or unreasonable opinion about somebody/something synonym bias The prosecution lawyers have been trying to prejudice the jury against her.
- 2prejudice something (formal) to have a harmful effect on something Any delay will prejudice the child's welfare. Word Origin Middle English (originally as a legal term): from Old French, from Latin praejudicium, from prae
BrE BrE//ˈpredʒudɪs//; NAmE NAmE//ˈpredʒudɪs//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they prejudice
BrE BrE//ˈpredʒudɪs//; NAmE NAmE//ˈpredʒudɪs//he / she / it prejudices
BrE BrE//ˈpredʒudɪsɪz//; NAmE NAmE//ˈpredʒudɪsɪz//past simple prejudiced
BrE BrE//ˈpredʒudɪst//; NAmE NAmE//ˈpredʒudɪst//past participle prejudiced
BrE BrE//ˈpredʒudɪst//; NAmE NAmE//ˈpredʒudɪst//-ing form prejudicing
BrE BrE//ˈpredʒudɪsɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈpredʒudɪsɪŋ//