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προφα^σ-ίζομαι , impf.
A.προὐφασιζόμηνTh.1.90: Att. fut. “προφασιοῦμαιAeschin.3.24, later -ίσομαι Sch.Ar.Ec.1019: aor. “προὐφασισάμηνTh.5.54, X.Cyr.2.2.30, etc.; “προεφ-D.C.59.26:—allege by way of excuse, plead in excuse, c. acc., “τὸν αὐλητήνThgn.941; “τὸν μῆναTh.5.54; “ἀεί τιD.48.20: c. inf., allege as an excuse that . . , “ἀρρωστεῖνId.19.124; so “π. ὅτι οὐκ ἐπίστανταιX.Oec.20.14: c. acc. cogn., πάσας προφάσεις π. Pl.R.474e, cf. Lys.8.16: abs., make excuses, Ar. Lys.756, Th.1.90; “οὐκ ἔφη χρῆναι π. οὐδὲ διαμέλλεινId.6.25; “π. ὑπέρ τινοςIsoc.4.13: aor. in pass. sense, ὡς εὗρον ἅπαν . . προφασισθέν that all was used as a pretext, all was a mere pretence, Th.8.33, cf. D.C.Fr. 57.72.
II. allege (by way of accusation) that . . , Εάρδεσιν ἐπιβουλεῦσαι [ἡμᾶς] π. Pl.Mx.240a.
III. seek a quarrel against, τινι LXX4 Ki.5.7.
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