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Verb: prepossess  ,pree-pu'zes
  1. Possess beforehand
     
  2. Cause to be preoccupied
    "The idea of his failure prepossesses him"
     
  3. Make a positive impression (on someone) beforehand
    "A prepossessing appearance"
     
  4. Influence (somebody's) opinion in advance
    - prejudice

Derived forms: prepossessed, prepossesses, prepossessing

Type of: act upon, have, impress, influence, own, possess, preoccupy, work