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δοκι^μάζω , (δόκιμος)
A.assay, test,πορφύραν καὶ χρυσόνIsoc.12.39; “τοὺς οἴνουςArist.EN1118a28; “τὰ νομίσματαId.HA491a21:—Med., prove for oneself, choose,χώρανX.Oec.8.10, cf. Men.532.11 (dub.):— Pass., “ἐπειδὰν τὸ ἔργον . . δοκιμασθῇCIG2266.15 (Delos).
2. of persons, δ. αὐτούς put them to the test, make trial of them, Isoc.2.50; “δ. τοὺς μηνυτάςTh.6.53; “φίλουςX.Mem.2.6.1, cf. PEleph.1.8 (iv B. C.), etc.; also of Apis-bulls, Hdt.2.38.
2. as a political term,
a. approve after scrutiny as fit for an office, Lys.16.3, Pl.Lg.759d, Arist.Ath.45.3:—Pass., to be approved as fit, Lys.15.6, etc.; “δοκιμασθεὶς ἀρχέτωPl.Lg.765b; μου δοκιμαζομένου when I was undergoing a scrutiny, D.21.111; δεδοκιμασμένος [ἰατρός] PFay.106.24 (ii A. D.), cf. PGnom.201 (ii A. D.): metaph., “ὃν Ἥφαιστος ἐδοκίμασενOGI90.3 (ii B. C.); “ὑπὲρ τοῦ στεφανωθῆναι δοκιμάζομαιD.18.266.
b. pass as fit to serve,ἱππεύειν δεδοκιμασμένοςLys.14.22, cf. X.An.3.3.20, IG22.1126.15, 1369.
c. examine and admit boys to the class of ἔφηβοι or “ἔφηβοιto the rights of manhood, Ar.V.578 (Pass.), Arist.Ath.42.2, etc.; “ἕως ἐγὼ ἀνὴρ εἶναι δοκιμασθείηνD.27.5; “εἰς ἄνδρας δεδοκιμασμένοιIsoc.12.28.
d. test an orator's right to speak (cf. “δοκιμασία4), AB310.
3. c. inf., think fit to do, Luc. Bis Acc.31, J.AJ2.7.4, etc.: with neg., refuse to do, Ep.Rom.1.28: abs., BGU248.19 (i A. D.), etc.
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    • Andocides, On the Mysteries, 82
    • Aristophanes, Wasps, 578
    • Aristotle, Constitution of the Athenians, 42.2
    • Aristotle, Constitution of the Athenians, 45.3
    • Demosthenes, On the Crown, 266
    • Demosthenes, Against Midias, 111
    • Demosthenes, Against Aphobus 1, 5
    • Herodotus, Histories, 2.38
    • Isocrates, Panathenaicus, 39
    • Isocrates, Panathenaicus, 28
    • Isocrates, To Nicocles, 50
    • Flavius Josephus, Jewish Antiquities, 2.7.4
    • Lysias, Against Alcibiades 2, 6
    • Lysias, For Mantitheus, 3
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    • New Testament, Romans, 1.28
    • Plato, Laws, 765b
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    • Plato, Republic, 407c
    • Thucydides, Histories, 2.35
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    • Thucydides, Histories, 6.53
    • Xenophon, Anabasis, 3.3.20
    • Xenophon, Memorabilia, 1.2.4
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