predisposed meaning

predisposed meaning

If you’re predisposed to something, you’re heading in that direction already — you already have a tendency to develop it. Your medical history or your habits could make you predisposed to a condition, like high blood pressure, or chocolate addiction.

Predisposed often describes medical conditions, but it can refer to any tendency. You might be predisposed to a pessimistic outlook. You’re probably predisposed to like someone one of your friends likes. Or you could be predisposed to act in a certain way. If you’re really proud of your dad’s work as a lawyer, you might be predisposed to become a lawyer yourself.

Definitions of predisposed
  1. adjective

    made susceptible

    “because of conditions in the mine, miners are
    predisposed to lung disease”

    Synonyms:

    susceptible

    (often followed by `of’ or `to’) yielding readily to or capable of
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