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ἀγωνίζομαι Dep. to contend for a prize, esp. in the public games, Hdt.; πρός τινα Plat.; τινί id=Plat., etc.; περί τινος about a thing, Hdt., etc.: c. acc. cogn., ἀγ. στάδιον id=Hdt.; ἀγῶνα περὶ τῆς ψυχῆς ἀγ. Dem. fight, Hdt., Thuc.; περὶ τῶν ἁπάντων ἀγ. id=Thuc.; πρός τινα id=Thuc.: c. acc cogn., ἣν [μάχην] ἀγωνίζεσθε Eur. contend for the prize on the stage, both of the poet, Hdt., etc., and of the actor, Dem.: generally to contend for victory, καλῶς ἠγώνισαι Plat.
4.of public speaking, Xen. contend against, as law-term, Antipho; c. acc. cogn., ἀγ. δίκην, γραφήν to fight a cause to the last, Dem.; ἀγ. ψευδομαρτυριῶν (sc. γραφήν) id=Dem.; ἀγ. ἀγῶνα Andoc., etc.; but ἀγ. φόνον to fight against a charge of murder, Eur.
III.generally, to struggle, to exert oneself, c. inf., Thuc.; c. acc. cogn., μὲν ἠγωνίσω Dem. Pass. to be won by a contest, to be brought to issue, mostly in perf., πολλοὶ ἀγῶνες ἀγωνίδαται (ionic for ἠγωνισμένοι εἰσι) Hdt.; τὰ ἠγωνισμένα the contested points, Eur., etc.; ἀγωνιζόμενος νόμος the law under debate, Dem.; fut. mid. in pass. sense, ἀγωνιεῖται τὸ πρᾶγμα it shall be brought to issue, id=Dem.

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