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προξεν-έω, impf. προὐξένουν (but ἐπροξένει E.Fr.1104, Ar.Fr. 775): fut. προξενήσω: pf. προὐξένηκα:—
to be any one's πρόξενος (q. v.), διὰ τὸ προξενεῖν ὑμῶν because he is your πρόξενος, X.HG6.4.24, cf. D.15.15, etc.; π. τῶν πρέσβεων act as π. of the envoys of a friendly state, Id.18.82.

2. generally, to be one's protector, patron, E.Med.724, Ar.Th.576.

II. from the duties of a πρόξενος (signf. 11),

1. manage or effect anything for another, τἄλλα E.Ion 335; θράσος π. lend daring, S.Tr.726; π. τιμήν, εὐδαιμονίαν τινί, procure it for him, Plu.Caes.60, Luc.Vit.Auct.10; φιλίας βασιλέων Plu.Sol.2; ὄψις π. ἡδονήν Aristid.Or.53(55).4; γυναῖκας ἐπιπόνους, ἄνδρας συστατικούς, Procl.Par.Ptol.255,256; οὐδεμίαν ὠφέλειαν Gal.6.830: in bad sense, π. κίνδυνόν τινι put danger upon one, X.An.6.5.14, cf. Ael.VH13.33; π. ὀνείδη, ἀνάγκας τινί, Plu. Alex.22, Aristid.1.488 J.: c. dat. et inf., ὑμῖν ὧδ' ὁρᾶν τὰ πρόσθε λαμπρὰ προὐξένησαν ὄμματα have granted to you to see thus my once bright eyes, S.OT1483; π. τινὶ τὸ καταλῦσαι βίον grant one to die, X.Ap.7; π. τινί guide one, give him directions, S.OC465.

2. introduce, recommend one person to another, commonly for purposes of business, μὴ πονηρούς, ὦ πονήρα, προξένει Eup.321; λέγων οἷον ἄνθρωπον προὐξένησέ μοι D.37.11, cf. 53.13; σὺ προξένησον introduce me (to the oracle), E.Hel.146; π. τινὰ διδάσκαλον, φοιτητήν, introduce him as teacher, as pupil, Pl.La.180c, Alc.1.109d; π. κόρην τινί Longus 3.36, cf. Him.Or.1.11; also π. βωμόν Lib.Ep.739.1.

III. = μαρτυρέω, give evidence, Hsch.; π. ἐπὶ κακῷ IG92(1).138.9 (Calydon, iv B. C.); αἰ ψευδέα προξενέοι ib.9(1).333.8 (Locr., v B. C.).