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ἐπιτηδ-εύω , impf.
A.ἐπετήδευονPl.Phd.64a : aor. “ἐπετήδευσαTh.1.37 : pf. ἐπιτετήδευκα, Pass. -ευμαι, Pl.Hp.Ma.304b, Lys.13.65 : (as if a compd. of ἐπί, Τηδεύω, but it is formed directly from ἐπιτηδές):—pursue or practise a thing, make it one's business, c.acc., “εὐπαθείαςHdt.1.135, etc. ; “ἐν τοῖς κακοῖς..ἀνάγκη κἀπιτηδεύειν κακάS.El.309 ; “λαλιάνAr.Ra.1069 ; “εὐσέβειανAntipho 2.3.11 ; “τὸ δ᾽ ἐπὶ κακουργίᾳ καὶ οὐκ ἀρετῇ ἐπετήδευσανTh.1.37 ; τέχνην, μουσικήν, Pl.Tht.149a, X.Ath.1.13, etc. ; . τι πρός τι invent with a view to.., Hdt.6.125:—Pass., to be practised,ὅσα κακὰ καὶ αἰσχρά τινι ἐπιτετήδευταιLys.13.65 ; also, to be made so and so by art, opp. to being so by nature, Hdt.1.98 ; of dogs, to be carefully trained,πρός τιX.Cyr.1.6.40.
2. c. inf.. take care to do, use to do, Hdt.3.18, 4.170, Pl.Grg.524c, Jul.Or.1.3d, etc. ; also “. ὅπως..Hdt.3.102.
3. abs. in part., οὐδὲν αὐτοὶ ἐπιτηδεύοντες without any deliberate purpose on our part, Speus. ap. Theol.Ar.61 ; “ἐπιτηδεύσαςon purpose, Hld.5.31.
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    • Antiphon, First Tetralogy, 3.11
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    • Sophocles, Electra, 309
    • Thucydides, Histories, 1.37
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