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Lewis : edoceo

edoceo, ēdŏcĕo, cŭi, ctum, 2, v. a., to teach thoroughly; to instruct, inform, apprise one of any thing (class.; for syn. cf.: doceo, perdoceo, erudio, praecipio, instituo). —With acc. pers. and rei: eadem haec intus edocebo, quae ego scio, Stratippoclem, Plaut. Ep. 5, 1, 56; so id. Trin. 2, 2, 91; Sall. C. 16, 1; Liv. 1, 20; Plin. Pan. 26 al.; cf. in the pass.: Cicero per legatos cuncta edoctus, Sall. C. 45, 1; Liv. 25, 40; Tac. A. 13, 47; Luc. 1, 587; and with acc. pers. and inf.: Etruscam Edocuit gentem casus aperire futuros, Ov. M. 15, 559; cf. in the pass.: edoctus tandem deos esse, Liv. 29, 18.

With acc. pers. and rel. clause: quos ille edocuerat, quae dici vellet, Caes. B. G. 7, 38, 4; so id. B. C. 3, 108, 2; cf. in the pass.: ante edocti, quae interrogati pronuntiarent, id. B. G. 7, 20, 10; Liv. 32, 26: eadem fere quae Volturcius de paratis incendiis senatum edocet (Kritz. docet), Sall. C. 48, 4: ab Evandro edocti, Liv. 32, 26; cf.: tot cladibus edocti, id. 30, 37; and: in qua (disciplina) edoctus esset, id. 24, 4: aliquid, Plaut. Truc. 1, 1, 3: omnia ordine, Liv. 24, 24.

With interrog. clause: quid fieri velit, edocet, Caes. B. G. 3, 18, 2; 7, 19, 4; Liv. 37, 25; cf. Ter. Ph. 3, 3, 7; and with obj. acc. and inf., Verg. A. 8, 13: ut edoceas, ut res se habet, Plaut. Trin. 3, 3, 20.—With acc. pers. and subj. clause: Phanium edocebo, Ne quid vereatur Phormionem, Ter. Ph. 5, 2, 17.

Transf., of abstract subjects: fama Punici belli satis edocuerat, viam tantum Alpes esse, Liv. 27, 39: edocuit tamen ratio ... ut videremus, etc., * Cic. Tusc. 3, 33, 80.—Hence, * ēdŏcenter, adv., instructively: scriptum est, Gell. 16, 8, 3.