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com-păro (conp- ), āvi, ātum, 1 (old form conparassit = comparaverit, Plaut. Ep. 1, 2, 19), v. a.
I. To prepare something with zeal, care, etc., to make ready, to set in order, furnish, provide, etc. (class.)
(γ). With inf.: “urere tecta,Ov. Tr. 2, 267: “an ita me comparem, Non perpeti, etc.,place myself in a condition, Ter. Eun. 1, 1, 2.—
B. Trop. of the arrangements of nature, of civil life, of manners, customs, etc., to arrange, appoint, ordain, establish; esp. in the pass. impers.: “ita quoique est in aetate hominum conparatum,Plaut. Am. 2, 2, 5; cf. Ter. Heaut. 3, 1, 94 Fleck.; Liv. 3, 68, 10: “more majorum comparatum est,Cic. Rosc. Am. 53, 153; cf.: “ita comparatum more majorum erat, ne, etc.,Liv. 39, 29, 5: “est ita natura comparatum ut, etc.,Plin. Ep. 5, 19, 5: “praetores, ut considerate fieret, comparaverunt,Cic. Quint. 16, 51; so Auct. Her. 4, 16, 23; Ter. Phorm. 1, 1, 7: “jam hoc prope iniquissime comparatum est, quod in morbis, etc.,Cic. Clu. 21, 57: “eis utendum censeo quae legibus conparata sunt,Sall. C. 51, 8.—So rarely of persons: “sic fuimus semper comparati, ut, etc.,Cic. de Or. 3, 9, 32.—
II. To procure what one does not yet possess or what is not yet in existence, to procure, get, purchase, obtain, prepare, make, collect.
B. Trop.: sex (tribunos) ad intercessionem comparavere, brought or gained them over to their side, Liv. 4, 48, 11.
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