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Definition of the verb prepossess

What does prepossess mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: prepossessed | prepossessing | prepossesses

  1. possess beforehand
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • more generic words: have / own / possess = have ownership or possession of
  2. cause to be preoccupied
    • example: The idea of his failure prepossesses him
    • lexical domain: Emotions - verbs of feeling
    • more generic word: preoccupy = engage or engross the interest or attention of beforehand or occupy urgently or obsessively
  3. make a positive impression (on someone) beforehand
    • example: A prepossessing appearance
    • lexical domain: Emotions - verbs of feeling
    • more generic word: impress = impress positively
  4. influence (somebody's) opinion in advance

Alternative definition of the verb prepossess

verb

  1. To preoccupy, as ground or land; to take previous possession of.
  2. To preoccupy, as the mind or heart, so as to preclude other things; hence, to bias or prejudice; to give a previous inclination to, for or against anything; esp., to induce a favorable opinion beforehand, or at the outset.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for prepossess

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Google previewThe Essentials of of Our Language (1902)

A Guide to Accuracy in the Use of the English Language by George W. Rine

Prepossess is a useful word that is too much ...

Google previewA Dictionary (1841)

English and Burmese by Charles Lane

to prepossess, «c8e<S ...

Google previewA General Pronouncing Dictionary, Shewing the Pronunciation of All the Terms in the English Language (1825)

by William Enfield

to anticipate, to prepossess Preoccupation,

to prepossess, to occupy by anticipation Preopinion, pré'-ó-pin"-yôn, s. opinion antecedently formed Preordain, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language ... Abridged from the Rev. H. J. Todd's ... enlarged quarto edition, by A. Chalmers (1820)

by Samuel Johnson

o prepossess; to fill with Koś Wotton. protoio. n. s. Anticipation. Proceed, against Garnet. Prepossession. Barrington. Anticipation of objection. South. To PREOCCUPY. v. a. To take previous possession of. Mede.

Google previewBarclay's Universal English Dictionary, etc. (The Improved London Edition of Barclay's Dictionary, superbly embellished.) With maps (1835)

by James Barclay (Curate of Edmonton.), Thomas Noble, William SHORTON

a judgmentor opinion formed before examination, either in favour of, or against a person or thing; prepossession. A mischief, damage, or detriment. To PRE'J UDICE, v. a. to prepossess a person ...

Google previewA Critical Pronouncing Dictionary and Expositor of the English Language (etc.) (1826)

by John Walker

Prepossession, judgment forined beforehand without examination; mischief, detriment, hurt, injury. t oTo PREJubice, préd'-jū-dis, v. a. To prepossess with unexamined opinions, to fill with prejudices; to obstruct or injure by prejudices ...

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Prepossess Meaning

Video shows what prepossess means. To preoccupy, as ground or land; to take previous possession of.. To preoccupy, as the mind or heart, so as to preclude ...

Scrabble value of P3R1E1P3O1S1S1E1S1S1

The value of this 10-letter word is 14 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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