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ăd-aequo , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. and n.
I. Act.
A. To make equal to, to equalize, to level with; hence,
2. Trop., to compare to or with: “qui formam, aetatem, genus mortis magni Alexandri fatis adaequarent,Tac. Ann. 2, 73.—
B. To attain to, or reach, by equalling. —With acc. (cf.: “aequo and aequiparo): ne quid absit quod deorum vitam possit adaequare,Cic. Univ. 11: “longarum navium cursum adaequaverunt,Caes. B. G. 5, 8: “ut muri altitudinem acervi armorum adaequarent,id. ib. 2, 32; cf. id. B. C. 2, 16, and Sall. J. 4.
II. Neut., to be equal.
a. Absol.: senatorum urna copiose absolvit, equitum adaequavit, the votes of the equites were equally divided, there was an equal number for acquitting and for condemning, Cic. Q. Fr. 2, 6, 6.—
b. With dat.: “turris quae moenibus adaequaret, Auct. B. G. 8, 41: se virtute nostris adaequare non posse intellegunt,Caes. B. C. 2, 16 Dinter, where some read nostros: adaequare apud Caesarem gratiā, sc. Aeduis, id. B: G. 6, 12.
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