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αὐξάνω poet. ἀέξω q. v. make large, increase, augment, Hdt., etc. (Hom. only uses ἀέξω). increase in power, strengthen, exalt, aggrandise, Hdt., attic: also to promote to honour, glorify, magnify, Trag., Plat.
II.Pass. to grow, wax, increase, Hes., Hdt., etc.; αὐξ. ἐς πλῆθος, ἐς ὕψος id=Hdt.; of a child, to grow up, id=Hdt.; ηὐξανόμην I grew taller, Ar.; so with an adj., αὐξάνεσθαι μέγας to wax great, Eur. Hence

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