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προτιμάω 1 honour one before or above another, to prefer one to another, τινά or τί τινος Plat., etc.; τινὰ ἀντί τινος or πρό τινος id=Plat.
2.c. acc. only, to prefer in honour or esteem, Aesch., etc.:— Pass. to be so preferred, Thuc., etc.; προτιμᾶσθαι ἀποθανεῖν to be selected as a victim to be put to death, id=Thuc.
3.c. gen. only, to care for, take heed of, reck of, Aesch.; οὐδὲν πρ. τινός Eur., etc.
4.c. inf. foll. by , to wish rather, prefer, προτιμῶντες καθαροὶ εἶναι εὐπρεπέστεροι Hdt.: c. inf. only, to wish greatly, wish much to do or be, Soph., Eur.; πρ. πολλοῦ ἐμοὶ ξεῖνος γενέσθαι to value at a great price the privilege of becoming my friend, Hdt.
5.c. partic., πρ. τυπτόμενος to care greatly about being beaten, Ar.

1 fut. ήσω

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