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ἀναιρέω take up, raise, Lat. tollere. take up and carry off, bear away, Il., Hdt. take up bodies for burial, Ar., Xen.; this is more common in Mid. make away with, to destroy, kill, Hom., Hdt., etc.
2.of things, to abolish, annul, Xen., etc. destroy an argument, confute, Plat. appoint, order, of an oracle, c. inf., ἀνεῖλε παραδοῦναι Thuc.; also c. acc. et inf., ἀνεῖλε μιν βασιλέα εἶναι Hdt.
2.absol. to answer, give a response, id=Hdt., attic
B.Mid. to take up for oneself, take up; and then to gain, win, get, achieve, Hom., etc.; ποινήν τινος ἀν. to exact penalty from one, Hdt. take up and carry off, snatch away, Od. take up dead bodies for burial, Hdt., Thuc., etc. take up in one's arms, Il.: hence, to take up new-born children, own them, Lat. tollere, suscipere, Plut. conceive in the womb, like συλλαμβάνω, Hdt. take upon oneself, undertake, πόνους id=Hdt.; πόλεμόν τινι war against one, id=Hdt.; ἀν. δημόσιον ἔργον to undertake, contract for the execution of a work, Plat. accept as one's own, γνώμην Hdt.; ἀν. φιλοψυχίην to entertain a love for life, id=Hdt. take back to oneself, cancel, Dem.

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