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ex-prōmo , mpsi (msi), mptum (mtum), 3, v. a., take out or forth, to draw out, fetch out, bring forth (syn. proferre).
II. Trop., to show forth, discover, exert, practise, exhibit, display (class.; syn. proferre).
B. In partic., of speech, to utter, disclose, declare, state (syn.: “exponere, narrare, etc.): occulta apud amicum,Ter. Heaut. 3, 3, 14: “sed jam exprome, si placet, istas leges de religione,Cic. Leg. 2, 7, 17: “sententiam,Tac. A. 12, 9: “multas mente querelas,Cat. 64, 223: “causas,Ov. F. 3, 725 et saep.—With acc. and inf. or rel.-clause as object: “expromit, repertum in agro suo specum altitudine immensa,Tac. A. 16, 1: “quid in quamque sententiam dici possit, expromere,Cic. Div. 2, 72, 150: “expromerent, quid sentirent,Liv. 29, 1, 7: “indignationem expromens,Vell. 2, 19.—Hence, expromptus , a, um, P. a., ready, at hand: “nunc opus est tua mihi exprompta malitia atque astutia,Ter. And. 4, 3, 8.
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