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rēsponso , āre, v. freq. a. id.,
I.to return an answer, to answer, reply, respond (poet.).
II. Trop.: “exoritur clamor, ripaeque lacusque Responsant circa,re-echo, Verg. A. 12, 757; Val. Fl. 3, 597; 4, 286; Claud. in Eutr. 2, 162: “ne gallina malum responset dura palato,ill suit his palate, Hor. S. 2, 4, 18: “responsare cupidinibus, contemnere honores Fortis,to withstand, resist, bid defiance to, id. ib. 2, 7, 85; cf.: “fortunae superbae,id. Ep. 1, 1, 68: “animus cenis opimis,id. S. 2, 7, 103.
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