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ἐκπονέω 1 work out, finish off, Lat. elaborare, Ar.; κἠμὲ μαλθακὸν ἐξεπόνασε σιδαρέω wrought me soft-hearted from iron-hearted, Theocr.; ἐκπ. τινά to deck him out, Eur.:—Pass. to be brought to perfection, Thuc.; ἐκπεπονημένος σῖτος corn fully prepared for use, Xen.; ἐκπεπονῆσθαι τὰ σώματα to be in good training or practice, id=Xen. execute, Eur.; so in Mid., id=Eur. provide by labour, earn, id=Eur.:—c. acc. et inf. τοὺς θεοὺς ἐκπ. φράζειν to prevail on the gods to tell, id=Eur.
4.absol. to work hard, id=Eur., Xen. work out by searching, to search out, Eur.
6.of food, to digest it by labour, Xen. work at, work well, Theocr. Pass. to be worn out, Lat. confici, Plut.

1 fut. ήσω

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