- 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.