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ex-tollo , ĕre (
I.pluperf. exsustulissent, Sen. Contr. 1, 6, 4), v. a., to lift out or up, to raise up, elevate (class.; esp. freq. in the trop. sense).
I. Lit.
A. In gen.: (venti) fluctus extollere certant, Enn. ap. Macr. S. 6, 2 (Ann. v. 425 ed. Vahl.): me in abietem, Att. ap. Non. 467, 19 (Rib. Trag. Rel. p. 188): “onera in jumenta,Varr. R. R. 2, 10, 3: “alte cruentum pugionem,Cic. Phil. 2, 12, 28: lumbos surgite atque extollite, Plaut. Ep. grex 2: neve tu umquam in gremium extollas liberorum ex te genus, Enn. ap. Cic. Or. 46, 155 (Trag. v. 347 ed. Vahl.).— Absol.: “quae sit scientia atque ars agricolarum quae circumcidat, amputet, erigat, extollat, adminiculetur,Cic. Fin. 5, 14, 39. —
2. In partic., to erect a building (anteand post-class.); without acc., to build, Dig. 8, 5, 5.—So trop.: “parentes fabri liberūm sunt, ei fundamentum supstruont liberorum, extollunt, etc.,Plaut. Most. 1, 2, 41. —
B. To adorn, deck, beautify: “(hortos) a Lucullo coeptos insigni magnificentia extollebat,Tac. A. 11, 1: “Baiarum suarum piscinas,id. ib. 13, 21.—
C. To put off, defer (only anteclass.): “res serias ex hoc die in alium diem,Plaut. Poen. 2, 52: “hoc malum in diem,id. Mil. 3, 2, 47: nuptias hodie, Caecil. ap. Non. 297, 28.
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