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prae-vertō (-vortō tī, —, ere,

to go before, precede, outstrip, outrun: cursu pedum ventos, V. —Fig., to anticipate, prevent, come before: (turrium) usum opportunitas praevertit, L.: praevertunt, inquit, me fata, O.—To preoccupy, prepossess: amore animos, V.—To attend to in preference, despatch first, prefer: aliquid, quod huic sermoni praevertendum putes: aliud in praesentia praevertendnm sibi esse dixit, that must be attended to first, L.: Punicum Romano bellum, L.: huic rei praevertendum existimavit, ne, etc., Cs.

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