Prepossesses vs Prepossessed - What's the difference?

prepossesses | prepossessed |


As verbs the difference between prepossesses and prepossessed

is that prepossesses is (prepossess) while prepossessed is (prepossess).

As an adjective prepossessed is

showing bias or partiality.

prepossesses

English

Verb

(head)
  • (prepossess)

  • prepossess

    English

    (Webster 1913)

    Verb

  • To preoccupy, as ground or land; to take previous possession of.
  • To preoccupy, as the mind or heart, so as to preclude other things; hence, to bias or prejudice; to give a previous inclination to, for or against anything; especially, to induce a favorable opinion beforehand, or at the outset.
  • {{quote-Fanny Hill, part=2 , I was no novice in these matters, since he had taken me out of a common bawdy-house, nor had I said one thing to prepossess him of my virginity}}
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    prepossessed

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (prepossess)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Showing bias or partiality