Definition of capesso
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Orthography ID = 1002099
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LEM
capessō, capessere, capessīvī, capessītus
verb (3rd conjugation)
  1. to seize eagerly, snatch at, lay hold of
  2. [of places] to strive to reach, betake oneself to, repair to, resort to
  3. [figuratively] to take hold of with zeal, take up, take in hand, undertake, enter upon, engage in, execute, manage
Abbreviations
capessō īvī or iī, ītūrus, ere, desid. capio, to seize eagerly, snatch at, lay hold of: cibum dentibus: arma, V.: principium libertatis capessendae.

—Of places, to strive to reach, betake oneself to, repair to, resort to: medium locum: turrīs, V.

— Fig., to take hold of with zeal, take up, take in hand, undertake, enter upon, engage in, execute, manage: bellum, L.: pugnam manu, Ta.: iussa, to execute, V.: recta capessens, with upright purpose, H.: partem decoris, L.: magistratūs, Ta.: audacia ad pericula capessenda, facing, L.: capessere rem p., to enter political life.
 
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