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captō āvī, ātus, āre, freq.

capio, to strive to seize, lay hold of, catch at, snatch, chase, hunt, capture: fugientia Flumina, H.: simulacra fugacia, O.: laqueis feras, V.: naribus auras, V.: auribus aëra, listen eagerly for, V.: captata Hesperie, watched for, O.—Fig., to strive after, long for, desire earnestly, catch at, grasp: solitudines: quid cum illo consili captet, T.: plausūs: risūs, provoke: populi suffragia, H.: incerta pro certis, S.: nubīs et inania, H.: tempus, opportunity, L.: occasionem, to watch for, L.: prendique et prendere captans, O.: laedere aliquem, Ph.—To watch for craftily, lie in wait for, entice, allure: quā viā te captent, T.: emolumento alqm: hostem insidiis, L.To court, plot for: testamenta senum, H.: Coranum, Iu.To take up, begin: ubi captat<*> sermone, etc., O.

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