Bi·as, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Biased p. pr. & vb. n. Biasing.] To incline to one side; to give a particular direction to; to influence; to prejudice; to prepossess.
Me it had not biased in the one direction, nor should it have biased any just critic in the counter direction. --De Quincey.
adj 1: favoring one person or side over another; "a biased account
of the trial"; "a decision that was partial to the
defendant" [syn: colored, coloured, one-sided, slanted]
2: excessively devoted to one faction [syn: one-sided]