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I.trans. to set a-going, to urge on, hasten, quicken, Hom., etc.:—also, to seek eagerly, strive after, Theogn.; promote zealously, to press or urge on, Soph., etc.; so in Mid., Aesch.:—Pass., to be urged on, Hdt.
2.c. acc. et inf., σπεύσατε Τεῦκρον μολεῖν urge him to come, Soph.
II.intr. to press on, hasten, to exert oneself, strive eagerly or anxiously, Il., attic; ὡς σὺ σπεύδεις as you urge, contend, Plat.: part. σπεύδων as adv. in haste, eagerly, Il., Aesch.
2.c. inf. to be eager to do a thing, Hes., Hdt., etc.; so in Mid., σπευδόμεναι ἀφελεῖν Aesch.
3.c. acc. rei et inf. to be anxious that . . , Hdt., Xen.

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