Pronunciation: (prē"di-spōz'), [key]
—v., -posed, -pos•ing.
1. to give an inclination or tendency to beforehand; make susceptible: Genetic factors may predispose human beings to certain metabolic diseases.
2. to render subject, susceptible, or liable: The evidence predisposes him to public censure.
3. to dispose beforehand.
4. Archaic.to dispose of beforehand, as in a will, legacy, or the like.
to give or furnish a tendency or inclination: an underground job that predisposes to lung infection.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.