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Lewis : exposco

exposco, exposco, pŏposci, 3, v. a., to ask earnestly, to beg, request, to entreat, implore (rare but class.). In gen.: quam (misericordiam) ipse non implorat, ego autem repugnante hoc et imploro et exposco, * Cic. Mil. 34, 92: signum proelii, Caes. B. G. 7, 19, 4; for which, absol.: exposcentibus militibus, id. B. C. 3, 90 fin.: pacem precibus, Liv. 1, 16, 3; 3, 5, 14; so, pacem deorum exposcentes, Just. 18, 6: ut acrius exposcerent quae sciebant negaturum, Tac. H. 4, 19: victoriam ab diis, Caes. B. C. 2, 5, 3; for which: quod deos immortales inter nuncupanda vota expoposci, Liv. 7, 40, 5. —With inf.: Iliacos iterum audire labores Exposcit, Verg. A. 4, 79.

In partic., for the usual deposcere, to demand to be delivered up for punishment, as a prisoner, etc.: ad exposcendos eos legati extemplo Lacedaemonem missi sunt, Liv. 38, 31, 3 (cf. of the same, ib. 33, 2, deposcendos): aliquem, Nep. Them. 8, 5; id. Hannib. 7, 6; cf.: Messene exposcentibus Achaeis noxios dedidit, Liv. 39, 50, 9.