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Definition of the verb prepossess
What does prepossess mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: prepossessed | prepossessing | prepossesses
- possess beforehand
- cause to be preoccupied
- make a positive impression (on someone) beforehand
- influence (somebody's) opinion in advance
Alternative definition of the verb prepossess
- To preoccupy, as ground or land; to take previous possession of.
- 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.
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A Guide to Accuracy in the Use of the English Language by George W. Rine
Prepossess is a useful word that is too much ...
A Dictionary (1841)
English and Burmese by Charles Lane
to prepossess, «c8e<S ...
A 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, ...
A 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.
Barclay'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 ...
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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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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