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ἀπαντάω move from a place to meet a person; then, generally, to meet, encounter, τινί Hdt., Thuc., etc.:—absol., ἀεὶ ἀπαντῶν anyone that meets you, any chance person, Plat.:—often with a prep., ἀπ. τινι εἰς τόπον to come or go to a place to meet him, meet him at a place, Hdt.: —without a dat. pers., to present oneself at a place, Xen.
2.often in hostile sense, to meet in battle, Eur.; ἀπ. Ἀθηναίοις ἐς Τάραντα Thuc.: to oppose in any way, Plat.:—absol. to present oneself in arms, Eur. a law term, to meet in open court, Plat., Dem.:— absol. to appear in court, Dem.
4.ἀπ. εἰς or πρός τι to enter upon a thing, attempt or approach it, Plat., Aeschin.; to have recourse to . . , Dem.
II.of things, to come upon one, happen to one, Eur., Plat., etc.

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