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factĭto , āvi, ātum, 1, v. freq. a. facto, make or do frequently, to be wont to make or do, to practise (class.; syn.: tracto, facio, reddo).
II. In partic.
A. With double acc., to make or declare a person something: “quem palam heredem semper factitarat,Cic. Phil. 2, 16, 41.—
B. To practise a trade or profession: artem, Poëta ap. Cic. Or. 43, 147: “medicinam,Quint. 7, 2, 26: “coactiones argentarias,Suet. Vesp. 1: “vecturas onerum corpore suo,Gell. 5, 3: “delationes,Tac. H. 2, 10.—
C. Esp. with access. notion of vain effort or failure: “nec satis apparet cur versus factitet,Hor. A. P. 470: “carmina in principem,Tac. A. 6, 45 (39); 14, 48.
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