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362. The Dative of the Indirect Object with the Accusative of the Direct may be used with any transitive verb whose meaning allows (see § 274):—
  1. tibi librum, I give you a book.
  2. illud tibi affīrmō; (Fam. 1.7.5), this I assure you.
  3. commendō tibi êius omnia negōtia (id. 1.3), I put all his affairs in your hands (commit them to you).
  4. dabis profectō misericordiae quod īrācundiae negāvistī; (Deiot. 40), you will surely grant to mercy what you refused to wrath.
  5. litterās ā mihi stator tuus reddidit (Fam. 2.17) , your messenger delivered to me a letter from you.

a. Many verbs have both a transitive and an intransitive use, and take either the Accusative with the Dative, or the Dative alone:—

  1. mihi id aurum crēdidit (cf. Plaut. Aul. 15), he trusted that gold to me.
  2. equō crēdite (Aen. 2.48) , put not your trust in the horse.
  3. concessit senātus postulātiōnī tuae (Mur. 47) , the senate yielded to your demand.
  4. concēdere amīcīs quidquid velint (Lael. 38) , to grant to friends all they may wish.

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    • J. B. Greenough, G. L. Kittredge, Select Orations of Cicero, Allen and Greenough's Edition., AG Cic. 19
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