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prae-ferō tulī, lātus, ferre,

to bear before, carry in front, hold forth: dextrā facem: in fascibus insignia laureae, Cs.: fasces praetoribus praeferuntur: praelatos hostīs adoriri, as they rode by, L.: signa militaria praelata, carried in procession, L.: castra sua praelati, hurrying past the camp, L.—Fig., to place before, offer, present: clarissimum lumen menti meae: suam vitam, ut legem, suis civibus, set as a guide before.—To place before, prefer: mortem servituti: Scaevolam sibi: virtute belli praeferri omnibus gentibus, Cs.: ius maiestatis patrio amori: puellam puellis, O.: animam pudori, Iu.: Cur alter fratrum cessare Praeferat Herodis palmetis, H.—To take beforehand, anticipate: diem triumphi, L.: praelato invidere honori, V.—To display, discover, reveal, betray: avaritiam: amorem, O.: dolorem animi voltu, Cu.

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