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adfectō (aff-) āvī, ātus, āre, freq.

adficio, to strive after, strive to obtain, aspire to, pursue, aim at: imperium in Latinos, L.: honorem, S.: Gallias, Ta.: immortalitatem, lay claim to, Cu.—Esp., to cling to, cherish: spes easdem, O.: ad dominas viam, win a way into favor with, T.: hi gladiatoris animo ad me adfectant viam, set upon me, T.To enter upon, pursue: dominatio quod iter adfectet videre, what career it is entering on: viam Olympo, V.To lay hold of, grasp: (navem) dextrā, V. —Fig.: morbus adfectat exercitum, attacks, L.To influence, win over: civitatīs formidine, S.

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