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prejudice

2 verb
     
Related topics: Law
prejudice2 [transitive]
1 to influence someone so that they have an unfair or unreasonable opinion about someone or something:
There was concern that reports in the media would prejudice the jury.
prejudice somebody against something
My own schooldays prejudiced me against all formal education.
2SCL to have a bad effect on the future success or situation of someone or something:
A criminal record will prejudice your chances of getting a job.
He refused to comment, saying he did not wish to prejudice the outcome of the talks.

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