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con-grĕdĭor , gressus, 3, v. dep. gradior, go, come, or meet with one, esp. with the access. idea of intention, in a friendly or hostile sense (class. in prose and poetry); constr. with cum (contra, etc.), the acc., dat., or absol.
I. In a friendly sense, to visit, accost, address, meet with.
(β). With acc.: “hunc,Plaut. Most. 3, 2, 96; id. Ep. 4. 1, 19.—
II. In a hostile sense, to fight, contend, engage. etc. (most freq. in the historians).
(β). With contra: “contra ipsum Caesarem est congressus armatus,Cic. Lig. 3, 9.—*
(γ). With adversus, Aur. Vict. Epit. 40.—*
B. Transf., of contention in words, specif. of judic. strife (almost confined to Cic. and Quint.): “tecum luctari et congredi,Cic. Sull. 16, 47; so id. Mur. 32, 67: “cum Academico et eodem rhetore,id. N. D. 2, 1, 1; Dig. 38, 9, 1 pr.; Cod. 7, 56, 3.—
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