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English definition of “prejudice”

prejudice

verb [T]     /ˈpredʒədɪs/
PERSON to influence someone in an unfair way so that they have a bad opinion of someone or something: Her comments may have prejudiced the voters against him.Affecting and influencing
SITUATION to have a harmful effect on a situation: Newspaper reports have prejudiced the trial.Damaging and spoilingDestroying and demolishing
(Definition of prejudice verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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