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στέργω love, of the mutual love of parents and children, Soph., Eur., etc.; of king and people, Hdt., Soph.; of a country and her colonies, Thuc.; of brothers and sisters, Eur.; of friends, Soph.; of husband and wife, Hdt., Soph.
II.generally, to be fond of, shew liking for, Theogn., Soph., etc.:—also of things, to accept gladly, Hdt., etc. be content or satisfied, acquiesce, Soph., Dem.; στέρξον oblige me, do me the favour, Soph.
2.c. acc. to be content with, acquiesce in, submit to, bear with, Hdt.; στ. τὴν τυραννίδα bear with it, Aesch.; στ. κακά Soph.:—also c. dat., στ. τοῖσι σοῖς Eur.; τῆι ἐμῆι τύχηι Plat.:—c. part., πῶς ἂν στέρξαιμι κακὸν τόδε λεύσσων Soph.; στ. ξυμφορᾶι νικώμενοι Eur.:—rarely c. inf., οὐκ ἔστεργέ σοι ὅμοιος εἶναι id=Eur. entreat one to do, Ἀπόλλω στέργω μολεῖν Soph.

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