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ē-vinco , vici, victum, 3, v. a. (not anteAug.).
I. To overcome completely, to conquer, vanquish: “evicit omnia assuetus praedae miles,Liv. 10, 17 fin.: “imbelles, Aeduos,Tac. A. 3, 46.—
B. Transf. beyond the milit. sphere (freq.): “lacrimis evicta,overcome, Verg. A. 4, 548: “dolore,to induce, id. ib. 4, 474: “precibus,Ov. F. 3, 688; Tac. A. 4, 57 fin.: “blandimentis vitae,id. ib. 15, 64: “donis,” i. e. to bribe, id. ib. 12, 49 et saep.: “in gaudium evicta domus,moved, Tac. H. 2, 64 fin.; cf.: “ad miserationem,id. A. 11, 37: “oppositas moles gurgite (amnis),Verg. A. 2, 497.—Of dangerous places, to pass by in safely: “Charybdin remis (rates),Ov. M. 14, 76: “fretum,id. ib. 15, 706: “aequora,id. H. 18, 155: “litora (Ponti),id. Tr. 1, 10, 33: “os Ponti,Plin. 9, 31, 51, § 98: “nubes (solis imago),Ov. M. 14, 769: “somnos,id. ib. 1, 685: “morbos,Col. 6, 5, 2: “dolorem (with perferre),Sen. Cons. ad Polyb. 36: “superbiam (miseratio),Liv. 9, 6: luridaque evictos effugit umbra rogos, vanquished, i. e. from which it has struggled free, Prop. 4 (5), 7, 2. “platanus caelebs Evincet ulmos,” i. e. will supplant them, Hor. C. 2, 15, 5; cf.: “evincit herbas lupinum,Plin. 18, 21, 50, § 185.—Less freq.,
II. To carry one's point, to prevail, succeed in a thing.
A. In gen., with ut: “evincunt instando, ut, etc.,Liv. 2, 4, 3; 38, 9, 7; “so,id. 3, 41; 5, 26; Suet. Tib. 37.—With rel.-clause, Val. Fl. 1, 248.—
2. In partic., jurid. t. t., to recover one's property by judicial decision: “sive tota res evincatur sive pars, etc.,Dig. 21, 2; 1 sq.; cf. Cod. Just. 8, 45, and v. evictio.—*
B. Transf., for convinco (2. β), to succeed in proving, to demonstrate, evince: “si puerilius his ratio esse evincet amare,will evince, Hor. S. 2, 3, 250.
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