—v.t. 1. to give an inclination or tendency to beforehand; make susceptible: Genetic factors may predispose human beings to certain metabolic diseases. 2. to render subject, susceptible, or liable: The evidence predisposes him to public censure. 3. to dispose beforehand.
4. Archaic.to dispose of beforehand, as in a will, legacy, or the like.
—v.i. to give or furnish a tendency or inclination: an underground job that predisposes to lung infection.