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antē-vĕnĭo , vēni, ventum, 4, v. n., come before, get the start of, anticipate.
I. Lit., with dat. or acc. (cf. Rudd. II. p. 137): “temport,Plaut. Trin. 4, 2, 66 (tempus, Claud. 23, 152): “exercitum,Sall. J. 48, 2; so id. ib. 56, 2: “consilia et insidias (hostium),to thwart, id. ib. 88, 2.—Pass.: omni tempore anteventum est, Cato ap. Non. p. 87, 17.—
II. Trop., to exceed, surpass, excel (very rare): “amor omnibus rebus antevenit,Plaut. Cas. 2, 3, 1: “per virtutem nobilitatem,Sall. J. 4, 7.— Also, absol., to become greater, more distinguished: “beneficia, ubi multum antevenere,Tac. A. 4, 18.
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