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προαιρέω 1 2 3 bring forth, produce from one's stores, Thuc., Theophr. take away first, Babr.
II.mostly in Mid., fut. -αιρήσομαι: aor2 -ειλόμην: perf. pass. (in mid. sense) -ῄρημαι:— to take away first for oneself, remove out of one's way, Plat. choose before or sooner than something else, prefer, τί τινος or τι πρό τινος id=Plat.; τι ἀντί τινος Xen.
4.c. inf. to prefer to do, id=Arist.: to purpose or propose to do, Dem.

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