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ἀποδέχομαι, Ion. ἀποδεσμ-δέκομαι, fut. -δέξομαι: aor. -εδεξάμην: pf. -δέδεγμαι (for possible pass. usages of this tense v. ἀποδείκνυμι A. 11.3): —
accept, καὶ οὐκ ἀπεδέξατ' ἄποινα Il.1.95, cf. Ar.Ec.712, X.An.6.1.24, etc.; ἀ. γνώμην παρά τινος accept advice from him, Hdt.4.97; ἀπόδεξαί μου ὂ λέγω Pl.Cra.430d.

2. accept as a teacher, follow, X.Mem.4.1.1,etc.; ἀ. τινὰ σύμβουλον Pl.Prt.323c.

3. admit to one's presence, τοὺς πρεσβευτάς Plb.21.35.5; ἀ. αὐτὸν καὶ τὰ ῥηθέντα φιλοφρόνως 21.22.1, cf. 3.66.8.

4. mostly of admitting into the mind,

a. receive favourably, approve, ἀπολογίαν Antipho 3.2.2; κατηγορίας, διαβολάς, Th.3.3, 6.29; τοῖσι μὴ ἀποδεκομένοισι, c. acc. inf., those who do not accept the story that .., Hdt.6.43; freq. in Pl., δοῦναί τε καὶ ἀ. λόγον R.531e; τὴν ἀπόκρισιν Prt.329b; λόγον παρά τινος Smp. 194d, etc.; τι παρά τινος Ti.29e; τί τινος Th.1.44, 7.48, Pl.Phlb.54a, etc.: c. gen. pers. mostly with part. added, ἀ. τινὸς λέγοντος receive or accept a statement from him, i.e. believe or agree with his statements, Id.Phd.92a, 92e; μὴ ἀποδέχεσθε τούτου φενακίζοντος ὑμᾶς D.56.31; ἀ. μαθηματικοῦ πιθανολογοῦντος Arist.EN1094b26, cf. Rh.1395b8: without part., οὐκ ἀποδέχομαι ἐμαυτοῦ ὡς τὸ ἓν δύο γέγονεν I cannot satisfy myself in thinking that .., Pl.Phd.96e, cf. Euthphr.9e, R.329e: abs., to accept a statement, to be satisfied, D.18.277, Arist.Pol.1263b16; ἀ. ἐάν ..Pl.R.336d,525d: c. gen. rei, to be content with, τῆς προαιρέσεως Lib. Or.24.2; τῶν εἰρημένων ib.59.9.

b. generally, approve, acknowledge, τὴν τῶν ἐφήβων ἀρετήν IG2.481.60,al.

c. take or understand a thing, ὀρθῶς ἀ. τι X.Mem.3.10.15, cf. Cyr.8.7.10; ἱκανώτατα Pl.R.511d; τὰ τοιαῦτα δυσχερῶς πως ἀποδέχομαι Id.Euthphr. 6a; ὑπόπτως Th.6.53: c. gen. pers. (the acc. rei being understood), οὕτως αὐτοῦ ἀποδεχώμεθα let us understand him thus (referring to what goes before), Pl.R.340c; μὴ χαλεπῶς ἀλλὰ πράως ἀποδεχώμεθα ἀλλήλων Id.Lg.634c.

II. receive back, recover, Hdt.4.33; opp. ἀποδιδόναι, Th.5.26.

III. sustain, hold out against, Plb.3.43.3, 5.51.1.