Definition of despondeo
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Orthography ID = 1004368
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LEM
dēspondeō, dēspondēre, dēspondī, dēspōnsus
verb (2nd conjugation)
  1. to promise to give, promise, pledge
  2. to promise in marriage, betroth, engage
  3. [figuratively] to betroth
  4. to give up, yield, lose
Abbreviations
dē-spondeō spondī, spōnsus, ēre, to promise to give, promise, pledge: librum alicui: Romanis imperium Orientis, L.

—To promise in marriage, betroth, engage: ei filiam suam: virgo desponsa uni ex Curiatiis, L.: tibi Ianthen, O.: Desponsam esse dicito, call it an engagement, T.: intus despondebitur, T.

—Fig., to betroth: spes rei p. despondetur anno consulatūs tui, i. e. is linked with.

—To give up, yield, lose: animos, be despondent, L.
 
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