Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb prepossess

4 senses of prepossess

Sense 1
prepossess -- (possess beforehand)
       => own, have, possess -- (have ownership or possession of; "He owns three houses in Florida"; "How many cars does she have?")

Sense 2
prepossess -- (cause to be preoccupied; "The idea of his failure prepossesses him")
       => preoccupy -- (engage or engross the interest or attention of beforehand or occupy urgently or obsessively; "His work preoccupies him"; "The matter preoccupies her completely--she cannot think of anything else")

Sense 3
prepossess -- (make a positive impression (on someone) beforehand; "A prepossessing appearance")
       => impress -- (impress positively; "The young chess player impressed her audience")

Sense 4
prejudice, prepossess -- (influence (somebody's) opinion in advance)
       => influence, act upon, work -- (have and exert influence or effect; "The artist's work influenced the young painter"; "She worked on her friends to support the political candidate")

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