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ex-audĭo , īvi or ii, ītum, 4, v. a.
II. Less freq. in the signif. of audio.
A. To hear, perceive by hearing: “quam multa, quae nos fugiunt in cantu, exaudiunt in eo genere exercitati,Cic. Ac. 2, 7, 20: “exaudi, vultusque attolle jacentes,Ov. M. 4, 144: “tum denique saxa non exauditi rubuerunt sanguine vatis,id. ib. 11, 19: “Haec vix proximis exaudientibus dixerat,Curt. 7, 7: fingere cinctutis non exaudita Cethegis, Hor. A. P. 50.—Poet.: “licet has exaudiat herbas (i. e. hos cantus),Luc. 6, 715.—
B. To hearken, listen to; to regard, grant: “tantum miserere precesque Supplicis exaudi,Ov. M. 13, 856; so, “preces,Luc. 6, 706; Plin. 28, 2, 3, § 13: “dirae exauditae ab omnibus diis,Liv. 40, 5, 1: “vota precesque,Verg. A. 11, 157; Stat. Th. 11, 616: “vota populi,Sen. Contr. 1, 3, 10: “quae optamus,Plin. Pan. 94, 2.—Absol., Ov. Am. 2, 9, 51; Lact. 7, 16, 12; 7, 17, 11; Vulg. Psa. 142, 1 et saep.—
C. To give heed to, to obey: “ridebit monitor non exauditus,Hor. Ep. 1, 20, 14: “exaudi,Ov. M. 9, 122.—
D. To understand, comprehend = intellegere: “nomina,Dig. 33, 10, 7; cf. “verba,ib. 45, 1, 99.
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