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ad-mŏvĕo , mōvi, mōtum, 2, v. a. (admōram, admōrim, etc., sync. for admoveram, admoverim, etc., Verg. A. 4, 367; Ov. P. 3, 7, 36),
I.to move a person or thing; to bring, conduct, lead, carry, etc., to or toward a place (syn.: adduco, adicio, adhibeo, appello).
I. Lit.
A. In gen., constr. with ad or with dat. (in the histt., of an army, implements for besieging, etc.; class. at all periods): dum ne exercitum propius urbem Romam CC milia admoveret, Cic. Phil. 6, 3, 5: “copias in locum,Liv. 42, 57: “signa Achradinae,id. 25, 24 ext.; so Flor. 1, 24, 3, 23: “castra,Sil. 1, 296.—Hence, also, sometimes absol., to draw near, to approach, to bring near: “jam admovebat rex,Curt. 9, 4: “jam opera admoventi deditio est facta,Liv. 32, 32: “scalas moenibus,Tac. A. 13, 39. —Trop.: “quot admovi illi fabricas! quot fallacias!Plaut. Cist. 2, 2, 5 (where formerly admoenivi was erroneously read): “tamquam aliquā machinā admotā, capere Asinii adulescentiam,Cic. Clu. 13; “so also: ignes ardentesque laminae ceterique cruciatus admovebantur (sc. civi Romano),Cic. Verr. 2, 5, 63: “dolorum faces,id. Off. 2, 10, 37: “cumque quasi faces ei doloris admoverentur,id. Tusc. 2, 25, 61: “fasciculum ad nares,id. ib. 3, 18 fin.: “pecus flagrantibus aris,Verg. A. 12, 171: “admotae hostiae (sc. aris),Tac. A. 2, 69; so Suet. Calig. 32; Luc. 7, 165: Hannibalem admotum, i. e. adductum altaribus, led or conducted to, Liv. 21, 1: “labra poculis,Verg. E. 3, 43: “ignes templis,Tib. 3, 5, 11: “exercitum Ariminum,Liv. 28, 46: “vultum ad auditores,Auct. Her. 3, 15: “animam admotis fugientem sustinet herbis,Ov. M. 10, 188: “(opes) Stygiis admoverat umbris,id. ib. 1, 139: “manus operi,to apply, id. ib. 10, 254: “capiti diadema,Suet. Caes. 79: “digitum scripturae,id. Aug. 80: “oscula,to give a kiss, Ov. M. 10, 644: “aliquem ad munera publica,to promote, advance, Suet. Tib. 10: “infantes papillae,to put to, id. Tib. 44 al.: “gressum,to approach nearer, Stat. Th. 11, 560 (cf.: addere gressum).—
B. Esp.
1. To bring one thing near to another, and in the pass. poet. of places, to lie or be situated near: “nocturna ad lumina linum nuper ubi extinctum admoveas,Lucr. 6, 901: “quae nisi admoto igne ignem concipere possit,Cic. de Or. 2, 45 fin.: culina ut sit admota, i. e. near or close by, Varr. R. R. 1, 13, 2: “genus admotum Superis,nearly related, Sil. 8, 295: “admota Nilo Africa,Juv. 10, 149.—Hence, aliquem alicui, to bring one near another, i. e. to make friends, to reconcile: “mors Agrippae admovit propius Neronem Caesari,Vell. 2, 96.—
2. With the access. idea of regard to an object to be attained, to move, bring, or apply a thing to; e. g. admovere aures (or aurem), to lend an ear to: manus (or manum) operi, to put one's hand to a work, etc.: accessi, adstiti, animam (my breath) compressi, aurem admovi, Ter. Phorm. 5, 6, 28: “admovere aures et subauscultando excipere voces,Cic. de Or. 2, 36 (cf.: “aures adhibere,id. Arch. 3: “praebere aures,Ov. Tr. 3, 7, 25; and: “tenere aures,id. ib. 4, 10, 49); and aures, poet. for auditores: “cum tibi sol tepidus plures admoverit aures,Hor. Ep. 1, 20, 19: “admovent manus vectigalibus populi Rom.,Cic. Agr. 1, 4; Ov. M. 15, 218; Liv. 5, 22, 4: “in marmoribus, quibus Nicias manum admovisset,which he had put his hand to, Plin. 35, 11, 40, § 133; Curt. 6, 7: “ruderibus purgandis manus primus admovit,Suet. Vesp. 8. But sometimes manus admovere signif., to lay violent hands on, to attack or assault: “numquam deos ipsos admovere nocentibus manus,Liv. 5, 11 fin. al.—
II. Fig., of mental objects, to put, apply, or direct to any thing: “quid praedicem ... quot stimulos admoverit homini,put the goad to, Cic. Sest. 5, 12: “mulier saevissima est, Cum stimulos odio pudor admovet,Juv. 10, 328: “num admoveri possit oratio ad sensus animorum inflammandos,Cic. de Or. 1, 14, 60: “animis judicum admovere orationem, tamquam fidibus manum,id. Brut. 54, 200: sed alia quaedam sit ad eum admovenda curatio (just before: adhibenda oratio; cf. “adhibeo),id. Tusc. 4, 28, 61: mentem ad voces alicujus, to direct to, attend to, Auct. Harusp. Resp. 10: serus enim Graecis admovit acumina chartis, not until late did (the Roman) apply his wits to Greek literature, Hor. Ep. 2, 1, 161: “terrorem,to strike with terror, Liv. 6, 10; 41, 17: “spes est admota,Ov. M. 11, 454: “spes cupiditati admota occaecavit animum,Liv. 43, 10; id. 27, 43: desiderium patriae, to instil or infuse, Curt. 6, 2 al.
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