prepossess :

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  • v  possess beforehand
  • v  cause to be preoccupied
    The idea of his failure prepossesses him
  • v  make a positive impression (on someone) beforehand
    A prepossessing appearance
  • v  influence (somebody's) opinion in advance

  • The race to planet Mars by big countries is to prepossess it before others join in with their respective claims.
  • His aim is to explore the Antarctic coast south of Australia and prepossess it for his dominion.

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