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ἀπαιτ-έω, demand back, demand to have returned, esp. of things forcibly taken or rightfully belonging to one, Hdt.1.2; εἰ μὲν βούλεσθε, αἰτῶ, εἰ δὲ μὴ βούλεσθε, ἀπαιτῶ And.2.22; τὸ μισθάριον γὰρ ἂ�; ἀπαιτῇς Diph.43.34; τὸ τέλος ὁ χρόνος ἀπαιτεῖ BCH7.278 (Tralles); τὴν ψυχήν Ev.Luc.12.20; ἀ. τινά τι demand something of one, Hdt. 8.122, E.Hel.963, Ar.Av.554, D.1.22; εὐθύνας ἀ. τινά Id.18.245; also ἀ. ὅπλα τοῦ πατρός S.Ph.362; χάριν ἀ. τινά Pl.Phdr.241a, etc.; τι παρά τινος Arist. de An.408a18; also ἀ. δίκην ἐξ ἀδίκων A.Ch.398; λόγον ἀ. τινὰ περί τινος Pl.R.599b; ἀ. ὑπέρ τινος ib.612d; ἀ. ὑποσχέσεις Arist.EN1164a17: c. inf., ἀ. τινὰ ποιεῖν τι E.Supp.385.

b. call down on oneself, ποινάς Jul.Or.2.59a (and so Med., ib.58a).

c. of things, require, νοῦσοι -έουσι σικύην Aret.CA1.10; περίοδος ἀ. μῆνα τρισκαιδέκατον Plu.Agis16: abs., ὅταν αἱ χρεῖαι -ῶσιν Ael. Tact.15.1.

2. inquire, ἀπαιτήσομεν αὐτὸν τίνες εἰσίν Str.12.3.24.

II. Pass., of things, to be demanded in payment, Hdt.5.35.

2. of persons, have demanded of one, ἀπαιτεῖσθαι εὐεργεσίαν X.Ap.17; τὸ τῆς ψυχῆς χρέος LXX Wi.15.8; ἀποδώσειν ὅταν ἀπαιτῆται BGU1058.33 (i B.C.); yield to a request, οὐκ ἀπαιτούμεσθα, answering to ἀπαιτῶ σκῆπτρα, E.Ph.602.