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ā-vocō āvī, ātus, āre,

to call off, call away: populum ab armis, L.: partem exercitūs ad bellum, L.: pubem in arcem obtinendam, L.—Fig., to call off, withdraw, remove: a rebus occultis philosophiam: ad Antiochum animos, L. — To call off, divert, turn: aliquem ab aliquā re voluptas avocat: Pompeium a Caesaris coniunctione: quos aetas a proeliis avocabat: avocari ab spe, L.

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