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prepossess (v.)

1610s, "to get possession of (ground or land) beforehand," from pre- "before" + possess. Meaning "to possess (a person) beforehand with a feeling, notion, etc." is from 1630s; specifically, "to cause (someone) to have a favorable opinion of something, preoccupy the mind or heart of" (1640s). Related: Prepossessed; prepossessing.

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Definitions of prepossess

prepossess (v.)
possess beforehand;
prepossess (v.)
cause to be preoccupied;
prepossess (v.)
make a positive impression (on someone) beforehand;
A prepossessing appearance
prepossess (v.)
influence (somebody's) opinion in advance;
Synonyms: prejudice
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