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ac-cūro (adc. ), āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. (arch. accurassis = accuraveris, Plaut. Ps. 4, 1, 29; id. Pers. 3, 1, 65),
I.to take care of, to do a thing with care.
I. In gen. (in Plaut. and Ter. very often; more rare in the class. per., partic. in the verb. fin.; while the P. a. occurs very often in Cic., see below).
(α). With acc.: “prandium alicui,Plaut. Mer. 1, 3, 25: “quod facto est opus,id. Cas. 3, 3, 25: “rem sobrie aut frugaliter,id. Pers. 4, 1, 1 al.: “melius adcurantur, quae consilio geruntur, quam quae sine consilio administrantur,Cic. Inv. 1, 34, 58: “virtus et cultus humanus sub tecto adcurantur,id. Fr. in Col. 12 praef.: “barbam,Lampr. Heliog. 31.—
(β). Absol.: “ergo adcures: properato opus est,Plaut. Mil. 3, 1, 210, v. Ritschl a. h. l.—
II. Esp.: “adcurare aliquem,to treat one carefully, regale a guest, Plaut. Ep. 5, 1, 55.—Hence, accūrātus , a, um, P. a., prepared with care, careful, studied, elaborate, exact (never of persons, for which diligens is used; “syn.: meditatus, exquisitus, elaboratus, politus): adcurata malitia,a studied artifice, Plaut. Truc. 2, 5, 20: “adcuratae et meditatae commentationes,Cic. de Or. 1, 60, 257: “adcuratius et exquisitius dicendi genus,id. Brut. 82, 283: “adcuratissima diligentia,id. Att. 7, 3 al: “adcuratum habere = adcurare,to take care, be at pains, Plaut. Bac. 3, 6, 21. —Adv.: accūrāte , carefully, nicely, exactly (syn.: “diligenter, studiose, exquisite),Cic. Att. 16, 5; id. Parad. 1, 4; id. Brut. 22 al.Comp., id. Att. 8, 12; Caes. B. G. 6, 22; id. B. Alex. 12.—Sup., id. Fam. 5, 17; Nep. Lys. 4, 2.
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