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English verb: prepossess

1. prepossess (possession) possess beforehand

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)have, own, possess

2. prepossess (emotion) cause to be preoccupied

SamplesThe idea of his failure prepossesses him.

Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)preoccupy

3. prepossess (emotion) make a positive impression (on someone) beforehand

SamplesA prepossessing appearance.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)impress

4. prepossess (cognition) influence (somebody's) opinion in advance


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)act upon, influence, work

Narrower (hyponym)bias, bias, predetermine

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