To Bi'as. v.a. [from the noun.] To incline to some side; to balance one way; to prejudice.
Were I in no more danger to be misled by ignorance, than I am to be biassed by interest, I might give a very perfect account. Locke.
A desire leaning to either side, biasses the judgment strangely; by indifference for every thing but truth, you will be excited to examine. Watts's Improvement of the Mind.