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per-tendo , di, sum, and tum, 3, v. a., and n.—Prop., to stretch out, extend hence, transf., *
I. Act., to carry out, go on with, perform any thing: “video non licere ut coeperam hoc pertendere,Ter. Heaut. 5, 5, 9.—
II. Neutr.
A. Prop., to strive forward, to push on to a place; hence, to go right on, proceed to (not in Cic. or Cæs.; ap. Cic. Balb. 5, 11, the correct reading is perpendemus): “pars maxima Romam pertenderunt,Liv. 5, 8: “pertendit ad alteram ripam,Suet. Caes. 32; id. Vit. Plin.; id. Caes. 4.—
B. Trop., to keep on, persevere, persist: “verum si incipies, neque pertendes naviter,Ter. Eun. 1, 1, 6: “a qua re sit pertinacia quom quaeritur, ostenditur esse a pertendendo ... in quo non debet pertendi, etc.,Varr. L. L. 5, § 2 Müll.; Prop. 2, 15 (3, 7), 17.—
C. To attend, be attentive (late Lat.), Laurent. Hom. 1.
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