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καταβι^άζω ,
A.subdue by force, Anon.Hist.(FGrH160Fr.1 i 2 (iii B. C.); “τὴν ψυχήνPh.1.685:—more freq. in Med., constrain, “καταβιάσασθαι παρὰ γνώμην τοὺς πολλούςTh.4.123; “τὴν πόλινApp.BC2.28, cf. Eun.Hist.p.259 D.; “Χάρισι τὴν δόξανPlu.2.385e; τὰ πράγματα πρὸς τὰς ὑποθέσεις ὁμολογεῖν μὴ πεφυκότα κ. ib.75f.
2. contend, strive to show, “ὢν εὐνοῦχος ἀνὴρ εἶναι κατεβιάζετοEun.Hist.p.256 D.
II. Pass., to be forced, Plu.Thes.11, Id.2.639f; [νούσημα] ἤδη ὑπὸ Χρόνου πολλοῦ καταβεβιασμένον, of a chronic disease, Hp.Morb. Sacr.2.
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    • Thucydides, Histories, 4.123
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