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I.intr. to make haste,
1.of things, to be busy, eager, zealous, earnest to do a thing, c. inf., Soph., etc.; also, σπ. περί τινος or τι Xen., Plat.; εἴς or πρός τι Dem.; ἐπί τινι Xen.
2.of persons, σπ. πρός τινα to be busy with him, Plat.; σπ. περί τινα to be anxious for his success, canvass for him, Xen.; ὑπέρ τινος Dem.
3.absol. to be serious or earnest, Ar., etc.; ἐσπουδακότι προσώπωι with a grave face, Xen.
1.c. acc. rei, to do anything hastily or earnestly, Eur., Plat., etc.:—Pass. to be zealously pursued, Eur., etc.:—esp. in perf. part., serious, Plat., etc.
2.Pass., also, of persons, to be treated with respect, to be courted, Arist., etc.

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