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ar-rīdĕo (adr- , Lachm., B. and K., Halm, K. and H.; arr- , Fleck., Merk., Weissenb.), rīsi, rīsum, 2, v. n., laugh at or with, to smile at or upon, especially approvingly.
I. Lit., constr. absol. or with dat., more rarely with acc.; also pass.
(γ). With acc.: “video quid adriseris,Cic. N. D. 1, 28, 79: Cn. Flavius id adrisit, laughed at this, Piso ap. Gell. 6, 9 fin.: vos nunc alloquitur, vos nunc adridet ocellis, Val. Cato Dir. 108.—
(δ). Pass.: “si adriderentur, esset id ipsum Atticorum,Cic. Opt. Gen. 4, 11 (B. and K., riderentur). —
II. Trop.
A. Subject., to be favorable, kindly disposed to one: “cum tempestas adridet,Lucr. 2, 32: “et quandoque mihi Fortunae adriserit hora,Petr. 133, 3, 12.—
B. Object. (i. e. in reference to the effect produced), to be pleasing to, to please: “inhibere illud tuum, quod valde mihi adriserat, vehementer displicet,Cic. Att. 13, 21: “quibus haec adridere velim,Hor. S. 1, 10, 89.
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    • Cicero, Letters to Atticus, 13.21
    • Ovid, Metamorphoses, 3.459
    • Horace, Satires, 1.10.89
    • Horace, Ars Poetica, 101
    • Plautus, Asinaria, 1.3
    • Plautus, Captivi, 3.1
    • Plautus, Truculentus, 2.1
    • Cicero, On Oratory, 2.56
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    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 41, 20
    • Cicero, De Republica, 6.12
    • Cicero, de Natura Deorum, 1.28
    • Cicero, Tusculanae Disputationes, 5.20
    • Gellius, Noctes Atticae, 6.9
    • Cicero, De Optimo Genere Oratorum, 4.11
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