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βεβαιόω from βέβαιος make firm, confirm, establish, secure, warrant, make good, Plat., Xen.; ἔργωι βεβαιούμενα things warranted by fact, opp. to ἀκοῆι λεγόμενα, Thuc.
2.β. τί τινι to secure one the possession of a thing, id=Thuc.:—Mid. to establish for oneself, to confirm, secure, id=Thuc.
II.Mid. also to secure one's ground in argument, to asseverate, maintain, make good, Plat. guarantee a title, Isae.

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