Definition of "indispose" [in•dis•pose]

  • To make averse; disincline. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause to be or feel ill; sicken. (verb-transitive)
  • To render unfit; disqualify. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "indispose" in a sentence
  • "Avoid as much as you can, in mixed companies, argumentative, polemical conversations; which, though they should not, yet certainly do, indispose for a time the contending parties toward each other; and, if the controversy grows warm and noisy, endeavor to put an end to it by some genteel levity or joke."
  • "“What circumstances can possibly indispose you to give your law business to Mr. Darch?”"
  • "Grace comes to alter our natural dispositions, that are unsuited to love, and indispose us for it."