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Synonyms for predispose
ˌpri dɪˈspoʊzpre·dis·pose

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  1. predisposeverb

    make susceptible

    "This illness predisposes you to gain weight"

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  1. predisposeverb

    incline, dispose, bias, fit, prepare, make ready

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  1. Richard Isaacson:

    Specific traits may increase risk due to a lifetime of behaviors that predispose a person to developing cognitive decline or Alzheimer's disease, or there could be more of a direct biological role related to early disease pathology, neuroticism is specifically one trait that comes to mind, and past meta-analyses have also show this. Rumination and worry is linked to smaller brain volumes.

  2. Peter Muennig:

    Even relatively low levels of exposure may rob children of IQ points and predispose them to violent behavior later in life.

  3. Mayana Zatz:

    The third possibility that we want to investigate is that certain genes predispose the child to microcephaly, and they are altered by the presence of the Zika virus.

  4. Andrew MacGinnitie:

    It's possible that sucking on a pacifier is correlated with other, more important factors that predispose or protect against allergens.

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