Definition of admoveo
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LNS
admoveō, admovēre, admōvī, admōtus
ad, moveo
verb (2nd conjugation)
  1. to move
  2. to bring, conduct, lead, carry, to or toward
  3. to draw near, to approach, to bring near
  4. To bring one thing near to another, to lie or be situated near
  5. to bring one near another, to make friends, to reconcile
  6. to move, bring, apply a thing to
Abbreviations
ad-moveo, mōvi, mōtum, 2, v. a. (admōram, admōrim, etc., sync. for admoveram, admoverim, etc., Verg. A. 4, 367; Ov. P. 3, 7, 36), to move a person or thing; to bring, conduct, lead, carry, etc., to or toward a place (syn.: adduco, adicio, adhibeo, appello). Lit. In gen., constr. with ad or with dat. (in the histt., of an army, implements for besieging, etc.; class. at all periods): dum ne exercitum propius urbem Romam CC milia admoveret, Cic. Phil. 6, 3, 5: copias in locum, Liv. 42, 57: signa Achradinae, id. 25, 24 ext.; so Flor. 1, 24, 3, 23: castra, Sil. 1, 296.

—Hence, also, sometimes absol., to draw near, to approach, to bring near: jam admovebat rex, Curt. 9, 4: jam opera admoventi deditio est facta, Liv. 32, 32: scalas moenibus, Tac. A. 13, 39.

—Trop.: quot admovi illi fabricas! quot fallacias! Plaut. Cist. 2, 2, 5 (where formerly admoenivi was erroneously read): tamquam aliquā machinā admotā, capere Asinii adulescentiam, Cic. Clu. 13; so also: ignes ardentesque laminae ceterique cruciatus admovebantur (sc. civi Romano), Cic. Verr. 2, 5, 63: dolorum faces, id. Off. 2, 10, 37: cumque quasi faces ei doloris admoverentur, id. Tusc. 2, 25, 61: fasciculum ad nares, id. ib. 3, 18 fin.: pecus flagrantibus aris, Verg. A. 12, 171: admotae hostiae (sc. aris), Tac. A. 2, 69; so Suet. Calig. 32; Luc. 7, 165: Hannibalem admotum, i. e. adductum altaribus, led or conducted to, Liv. 21, 1: labra poculis, Verg. E. 3, 43: ignes templis, Tib. 3, 5, 11: exercitum Ariminum, Liv. 28, 46: vultum ad auditores, Auct. Her. 3, 15: animam admotis fugientem sustinet herbis, Ov. M. 10, 188: (opes) Stygiis admoverat umbris, id. ib. 1, 139: manus operi, to apply, id. ib. 10, 254: capiti diadema, Suet. Caes. 79: digitum scripturae, id. Aug. 80: oscula, to give a kiss, Ov. M. 10, 644: aliquem ad munera publica, to promote, advance, Suet. Tib. 10: infantes papillae, to put to, id. Tib. 44 al.: gressum, to approach nearer, Stat. Th. 11, 560 (cf.: addere gressum).

— Esp. To bring one thing near to another, and in the pass. poet. of places, to lie or be situated near: nocturna ad lumina linum nuper ubi extinctum admoveas, Lucr. 6, 901: quae nisi admoto igne ignem concipere possit, Cic. de Or. 2, 45 fin.: culina ut sit admota, i. e. near or close by, Varr. R. R. 1, 13, 2: genus admotum Superis, nearly related, Sil. 8, 295: admota Nilo Africa, Juv. 10, 149.

—Hence, aliquem alicui, to bring one near another, i. e. to make friends, to reconcile: mors Agrippae admovit propius Neronem Caesari, Vell. 2, 96.

— With the access. idea of regard to an object to be attained, to move, bring, or apply a thing to; e. g. admovere aures (or aurem), to lend an ear to: manus (or manum) operi, to put one's hand to a work, etc.: accessi, adstiti, animam (my breath) compressi, aurem admovi, Ter. Phorm. 5, 6, 28: admovere aures et subauscultando excipere voces, Cic. de Or. 2, 36 (cf.: aures adhibere, id. Arch. 3: praebere aures, Ov. Tr. 3, 7, 25; and: tenere aures, id. ib. 4, 10, 49); and aures, poet. for auditores: cum tibi sol tepidus plures admoverit aures, Hor. Ep. 1, 20, 19: admovent manus vectigalibus populi Rom., Cic. Agr. 1, 4; Ov. M. 15, 218; Liv. 5, 22, 4: in marmoribus, quibus Nicias manum admovisset, which he had put his hand to, Plin. 35, 11, 40, ยง 133; Curt. 6, 7: ruderibus purgandis manus primus admovit, Suet. Vesp. 8. But sometimes manus admovere signif., to lay violent hands on, to attack or assault: numquam deos ipsos admovere nocentibus manus, Liv. 5, 11 fin. al.

— Fig., of mental objects, to put, apply, or direct to any thing: quid praedicem ... quot stimulos admoverit homini, put the goad to, Cic. Sest. 5, 12: mulier saevissima est, Cum stimulos odio pudor admovet, Juv. 10, 328: num admoveri possit oratio ad sensus animorum inflammandos, Cic. de Or. 1, 14, 60: animis judicum admovere orationem, tamquam fidibus manum, id. Brut. 54, 200: sed alia quaedam sit ad eum admovenda curatio (just before: adhibenda oratio; cf. adhibeo), id. Tusc. 4, 28, 61: mentem ad voces alicujus, to direct to, attend to, Auct. Harusp. Resp. 10: serus enim Graecis admovit acumina chartis, not until late did (the Roman) apply his wits to Greek literature, Hor. Ep. 2, 1, 161: terrorem, to strike with terror, Liv. 6, 10; 41, 17: spes est admota, Ov. M. 11, 454: spes cupiditati admota occaecavit animum, Liv. 43, 10; id. 27, 43: desiderium patriae, to instil or infuse, Curt. 6, 2 al.
 
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