Definition of formo
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LNS
formō, formāre, formāvī, formātus
forma
verb (1st conjugation)
  1. to shape, fashion, form
  2. to shape, form, regulate, dispose, direct
  3. to prepare, compose
Abbreviations
formo, āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. forma, to shape, fashion, form (class.; esp. freq. in the trop. sense). Lit.: omnis fere materia nondum formata rudis appellatur, Paul. ex Fest. p. 265: materia, quam fingit et format effectio, Cic. Ac. 1, 2, 6: utcumque temperatus sit aer, ita pueros orientes animari atque formari, id. Div. 2, 42, 89: lapsos formare capillos, to adjust, Prop. 1, 3, 23: classem in Ida, Verg. A. 9, 80: vultus, Plin. 35, 8, 34, § 56: e Pario formatum marmore signum, Ov. M. 3, 419.

— Absol.: (individua corpora, i. e. atomi) formare, figurare, colorare, animare (se ipsa) non possent, Cic. N. D. 1, 39, 110.

— Trop., to shape, form, regulate, dispose, direct; to prepare, compose, etc. (in Cic. only with abstr. objects): verba nos, sicut mollissimam ceram, ad nostrum arbitrium formamus et fingimus, Cic. de Or. 3, 45, 177: orationem, id. ib. 2, 9, 36: verba recte formare, Quint. 1, 12, 9; 10, 7, 7: ea quae inter se discrepant, Cic. de Or. 3, 9, 34: eloquentiam, Quint. 2, 10, 2: actionem, id. 11, 3, 180: disciplinam filii, id. 4 praef. § 1; cf.: studia ejus, id. prooem. § 5: consuetudinem partim exercitationis assiduitate partim ratione formare, Cic. Ac. 1, 5, 20: mores, Quint. 12, 2, 27: vitam et mores juventutis, Plin. Pan. 47, 1: custodireque in aetate prima pudorem, Quint. 1, 2, 4: nulla res magis penetrat in animos, eosque fingit, format, flectit, etc., Cic. Brut. 38, 142: quae formabat canendo Heroum mentes, Sil. 11, 452; cf. Quint. 1, 12, 10: animum judicum, id. 4, 1, 60: mentes, id. 2, 16, 10: mores juventutis quam principaliter formas! Plin. Pan. 47, 1; 88, 3: epistolas orationesque et edicta alieno formabat ingenio, Suet. Dom. 20; cf.: si quid res exigeret, Latine formabat, id. Aug. 89: inventus est ejus de hac re sermo formatus, id. Ner. 47: personam formare nevam, to invent, Hor. A. P. 126: versus meos cantat formatque citharā, qs. trims, embellishes them, Plin. Ep. 4, 19, 4: cogitet oratorem institui, rem arduam, etiam cum ei formando nihil defuerit, Quint. 1, 1, 10; cf.: (juvenis) ita a me formari et institui cupit, ut, etc., Plin. Ep. 1, 14, 3: perfectum ora torem, Quint. 2, 15, 33: sapientem, id. 1, 10, 5: virum, id. 12, 1, 44: puerum dictis, Hor. S. 1, 4, 121: feros cultus hominum recentum dictis, id. C. 1, 10, 3: tenerae nimis mentes asperioribus formandae studiis, id. ib. 3, 24, 54: poetam (with alere), id. A. P. 307: format enim natura prius nos intus ad omnem Fortunarum habitum, id. ib. 108: ad credendum ante formatus, Quint. 5, 7, 8; 7, 3, 14: opus movendi judicum animos atque in eum quem volumus habitum formandi, id. 6, 2, 1; 11, 1, 2: at quae non tacita formavi gaudia mente, Ov. Am. 3, 7, 63: se in mores alicujus, Liv. 1, 21, 2: in admirationem formata, i. e. feigning, simulans, Suet. Claud. 37.
 
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