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ob-lecto , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. 2. lacto, delight, please, divert, entertain, amuse (class.; most freq. with se and mid.; syn. delecto); constr. usually aliquem (aliquid, se), with abl., with cum, with in and abl.
(γ). With in: “in eo me oblecto,I delight in him, he is my delight, Ter. Ad. 1, 1, 24: “se in hortis,Cic. Off. 3, 19, 58: “ego me in Cumano et Pompeiano satis commode oblectabam,” i. e. amused myself excellently well in Cumanum, id. Q. Fr. 2, 12, 1.—
II. Transf., to spend or pass time agreeably: “studio lacrimabile tempus,Ov. Tr. 5, 12, 1: “iners otium,Tac. A. 12, 49: “inter cenam oblectamus otium temporis,Plin. Ep. 4, 14, 15.—
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