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ap-păro (adp- , Ritschl, Fleck., Bait.; app- , Lachm., Kayser, Weissenb., Halm), āvi, ātum, 1, v. a., prepare or make ready for something (esp. with effort, care, expense), to put in order, provide, furnish, equip, etc. (freq. and class.).
II. Trop.: “nunc hoc consilium capio et hanc fabricam adparo,Plaut. Poen. 5, 2, 139: “ut tibi auxilium adparetur,id. Ep 3, 2, 18.—Constr. with inf. as object: “delinire adparas,Plaut. As. 2, 4, 28: “meam exscindere gentem apparat,Stat. Th. 4, 670: “traicere ex Siciliā,Suet. Aug. 47.—Absol. (cf Ruhnk. Dict. ad Ter. And. 1, 5, 19; Corte ad Sall. C. 6, 5, Bremi ad Nep. Thras. 2, 2): “dum adparatur,Ter. Eun. 3, 5, 35: “cum in apparando esset occupatus,Nep. Hann. 7, 1.—With ut: “ut eriperes, adparabas,Plaut. Aul. 5, 18.—Se apparare with inf. in Plaut.: “qui sese parere adparent legibus,Plaut. As. 3, 3, 11.—Hence, appărā-tus (adp- ), a, um, P. a., pr. prepared; hence,
A. Of persons, prepared, ready: “adparatus sum, ut videtis,Plaut. Merc. 5, 2, 10: “adparatus et meditatus ad causam accedo,Cic. Leg. 1, 4, 12.—
B. Of things, well supplied, furnished with every thing: “domus omnibus instructior rebus et apparatior,Cic. Inv. 1, 34.—Hence, magnificent, splendid, sumptuous (cf. apparatus, II. B.): “ludi apparatissimi et magnificentissimi,Cic. Sest. 54: “apparatis accipere epulis,Liv. 23, 4 Drak.: “apparatissimae epulae,Sen. Ep. 83: “apparatissimum funus,Suet. Ner. 9: munus apparatissimum largissimumque, id. Tit. 7.—Trop., of discourse, too studied, far-felched, labored: ut non apparata oratio esse videatur, Auct. ad Her. 1, 7; so, “verba apparata,id. ib. (cf. apparatio).— Adv.: appărātē (adp- ), sumptuously: “et edit et bibit opipare sane et adparate,Cic. Att. 13, 52: “ludi Romani scaenici eo anno magnifice apparateque facti (sunt),Liv. 31, 4.—Comp.: Potes apparatius cenare apud multos; “nusquam hilarius,Plin. Ep. 1, 15.
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