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προσποιέω 1

II.Mid., with aor. mid. and pass., to attach to oneself, win, or gain over, τινά Hdt., Thuc., etc.; τὸν δῆμον Ar.; with a second acc. added, φίλους πρ. τοὺς Λακεδαιμονίους as friends, Hdt.; ὑπηκόους πρ. τὰς πόλεις Thuc. take what does not belong to one, pretend to, lay claim to, τὴν τῶν γεφυρῶν διάλυσιν id=Thuc. pretend, feign, affect, simulate, ὀργήν Hdt.; πρ. ἔχθραν to use it as a pretence, allege, Thuc.
4.c. inf. to pretend to do or to be, Hdt., etc.; πρ. μὲν εἰδέναι, εἰδότες δὲ οὐδέν Plat.:—c. inf. fut. to make as if one would, Xen.
5.with a negat., Lat. dissimulare, δεῖ δέ, εἰ καὶ ἠδίκησαν, μὴ προσποιεῖσθαι one must make as if it were not so, Thuc.

1 fut. ήσω

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