A.thinking worthy, τῆς ἀξιώσιος εἵνεκα τῆς ἐμεῦ γῆμαι for your deeming it fit to marry from my family, Hdt.6.130.
2. being thought worthy, one's reputation, character, “διὰ τὴν προϋπάρχουσαν ἀ.” Th.1.138, cf. 6.54; “τὴν ἀ. μὴ ἀφανίζειν” Id.2.61; excellence, “τῶν ποιημάτων” D.H.Comp.4.
4. dignity of style, D.H.Comp. 18.
II. demand, claim, on grounds of merit (opp. χρεία, on grounds of necessity), Th.1.37; ἀ. χάριτος ib.41, cf. Plb.1.67.10, PRyl.120.17 (ii A. D.), etc.; generally, request, “ἐχθροῦ δεηθέντος μὴ ἀποστραφῇς τὴν ἀ.” Epicur.Fr.215.