Definition of affecto, adfecto
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LNS
affectō, affectāre, affectāvī, affectātus
adfectō, adfectāre, adfectāvī, adfectātus
adficio
verb (1st conjugation)
  1. To strive after, to exert one's self to obtain, to pursue, to aim to do
  2. to enter on or take a way, in order to arrive at a destined point
  3. To endeavor to make one's own, to pursue, strive after, aspire to, aim at, desire
  4. to strive after, passionately, to aim at or aspire to
  5. to seek to draw to one's self, to try to gain over
  6. To imitate a thing faultily, with dissimulation, to affect, feign
Abbreviations
affecto (better adf-), āvi, ātum, 1, v. freq. [adficio]; constr. aliquid. To strive after a thing, to exert one's self to obtain, to pursue, to aim to do: adfectare est pronum animum ad faciendum habere, Paul. ex Fest. p. 2 Mull.

—So, adfectare viam or iter, trop., to enter on or take a way, in order to arrive at a destined point (very freq. in Plaut. and Ter.): ut me defraudes, ad eam rem adfectas viam, you are on your way to this, Plaut. Men. 4, 3, 12; id. Aul. 3, 6, 39: hi gladiatorio animo ad me adfectant viam, set upon me, Ter. Phorm. 5, 7, 71; so id. Heaut. 2, 3, 60: quam viam munitet, quod iter adfectet, videtis, Cic. Rosc. Am. 48.

—So in other cases: cur opus adfectas novum? Ov. Am. 1, 1, 14: adfectare spem, to cling to or cherish, Liv. 28, 18; cf. Ov. M. 5, 377: navem, to seize or lay hold of: verum ubi nulla datur dextrā adfectare potestas (of the giant Polyphemus), Verg. A. 3, 670.

— To endeavor to make one's own, to pursue, strive after, aspire to, aim at, desire: munditiem, non adfluentiam adfectabat, Nep. Att. 13, 5; Cic. Her. 4, 22: diligentiam, Plin. 17, 1, 1: magnificentiam verborum, Quint. 3, 8, 61: elegantiam Graecae orationis verbis Latinis, Gell. 17, 20: artem, Val. Max. 8, 7, n. 1 extr.

—Pass.: morbo adfectari, to be seized or attacked by disease, Liv. 29, 10 init.

— In a bad sense, to strive after a thing passionately, to aim at or aspire to: dominationes, Sall. Fragm. ap. Aug. Civ. Dei, 3, 17: caelum, Ov. Am. 3, 8, 51: uniones, Plin. 9, 35, 56: regnum, Liv. 1, 46, 2; 2, 7, 6: imperium in Latinos, id. 1, 50, 4: cruorem alicujus, Stat. Th. 11, 539: immortalitatem, Curt. 4, 7.

—Also with inf. as object, Plaut. Bacch. 3, 1, 9: non ego sidereas adfecto tangere sedes, Ov. A. A. 2, 39; Stat. Th. 1, 132: Sil. 4, 138; Quint. 5, 10, 28: qui esse docti adfectant, id. 10, 1, 97.

— In the histt., to seek to draw to one's self, to try to gain over: civitates formidine adfectare, Sall. J. 66: Gallias, Vell. 2, 39: Galliarum societatem, Tac. H. 4, 17; 1, 23; 4, 66; id. G. 37, 9; Flor. 2, 2, 3.

— To imitate a thing faultily, or with dissimulation, to affect, feign (only post-Aug.): crebrum anhelitum, Quint. 11, 3, 56: imitationem antiquitatis, id. 11, 3, 10: famam clementiae, Tac. H. 2, 63: studium carminum, id. A. 14, 16; so Suet. Vesp. 23: Plin. Pan. 20.

—Hence, adfectātus, a, um, P. a.; in rhetoric, choice, select, or farfetched; studied: subtilitas, Quint. 3, 11, 21: scurrilitas, id. 11, 1, 30: (gradatio) apertiorem habet artem et magis adfectatam, id. 9, 3, 54: adfectata et parum naturalia, id. 11, 3, 10 (but in 12, 10, 45 the correct read. is effectius, acc. to Spald.).

—Adv.: adfec-tātō, studiously, zealously, Lampr. Heliog. 17.
 
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