Definition of capto
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LEM
captō, captāre, captāvī, captātus
verb (1st conjugation)
  1. to strive to seize, lay hold of, catch at, snatch, chase, hunt, capture
  2. [figuratively] to strive after, long for, desire earnestly, catch at, grasp
  3. to watch for craftily, lie in wait for, entice, allure
  4. to court, plot for
  5. to take up, begin
Abbreviations
captō āvī, ātus, āre, freq. capio, to strive to seize, lay hold of, catch at, snatch, chase, hunt, capture: fugientia Flumina, H.: simulacra fugacia, O.: laqueis feras, V.: naribus auras, V.: auribus aera, listen eagerly for, V.: captata Hesperie, watched for, O.

—Fig., to strive after, long for, desire earnestly, catch at, grasp: solitudines: quid cum illo consili captet, T.: plausūs: risūs, provoke: populi suffragia, H.: incerta pro certis, S.: nubīs et inania, H.: tempus, opportunity, L.: occasionem, to watch for, L.: prendique et prendere captans, O.: laedere aliquem, Ph.

—To watch for craftily, lie in wait for, entice, allure: quā viā te captent, T.: emolumento alqm: hostem insidiis, L.

—To court, plot for: testamenta senum, H.: Coranum, Iu.

— To take up, begin: ubi captat{*} sermone, etc., O.
 
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