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content vb. (obs. uses are as follows)
1. to please, gratify Gent. III. i. 93 “scorns what best c-s her,” Shr. IV. iii. 180 “Because his painted skin c-s the eye,” H8 III. i. 131, Ham. III. i. 24, Ven. 213.
2. refl. and pass. used imper. “ thee” or “be c-ed” = be calm, do not trouble Wiv. III. iii. 176, Ado V. i. 87, Lr. III. iv. 113, Cym. I. v. 26.
3. to remunerate, pay R3 III. ii. 110, Oth. III. i. 1 “I will content your pains” ; absol. Shr. I. i. 167.
4. intr. to acquiesce Ven. 61 “Forc'd to content.”
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