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προτρέπω 1 urge forwards: Mid. to turn in headlong flight (cf. προτροπάδην), προτρέποντο μελαινάων ἐπὶ νηῶν Il.; of the sun, ὅτ᾽ ἂν ἂψ ἐπὶ γαῖαν ἀπ᾽ οὐρανόθεν προτράπηται Od.; metaph., ἄχεϊ προτραπέσθαι to give oneself up to grief, Il. urge on, impel, Soph.;—c. acc. pers. et inf. to urge on, impel, persuade one to do a thing, Hdt., attic; προτρ. τινὰ εἰς or ἐπὶ φιλοσοφίαν Plat.:—so in Mid., c. acc. pers. et inf., Aesch., etc.; τὰ κατὰ τὸν Τέλλον προετρέψατο Σόλων τὸν Κροῖσον Solon. roused Croesus to enquire about Tellus, Hdt.; προτρέψομαι I will exhort or urge thee, Soph.:—Pass. to be persuaded, Xen.

1 fut. -τρέψω

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