prone to

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prone to (comparative more prone to, superlative most prone to)

  1. Inclined to; having a tendency to.
    Men are naturally exceeding prone to deceive themselves in the opinion they have of themselves.
    Some trees are prone to disease in an urban setting.
    Are people who report recovered memories more prone to developing false memories?
  2. Having the potential to. (Can we add an example for this sense?)


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