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ἀπολογέομαι ἀπό, λόγος speak in defence, defend oneself, περί τινος about a thing, πρός τι or τινα in answer to.., Thuc., Plat.; ἀπ. ὑπέρ τινος to speak in another's behalf, Hdt.:—absol., id=Plat.; ἀπολογούμενος the defendant, Ar.
2.c. acc. criminis, to defend oneself against a thing, explain, excuse, Thuc., Aeschin.
3.ἀπ. τι ἔς τι to allege in one's defence against a charge, Thuc., Plat.
4.ἀπ. δίκην θανάτου to speak against sentence of death being passed on one, Thuc.

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