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English definition of “dispose”

dispose

verb     /dɪˈspəʊz/ US  /-ˈspoʊz/ formal
dispose sb to/towards sb/sth to make someone feel a particular way towards someone or something: His rudeness when we first met didn't dispose me very kindly to/towards him.Affecting and influencing
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