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πλησι-άζω, Dor. πλᾱτιάζω Archyt. ap. Stob.1.41.2: pf. πεπλησίακα Isoc.3.36, Pl.Tht.144a: (πλησίος):—
bring near, [ἵππον] ὄψεσι, ψόφοις, X.Eq.2.5; ναῦν λιμένι Sch.Ar.Ra.271:—
Pass., come near, approach, τινι E.El.634.

II. intr., abs., to be near, S.OT91: c. dat., draw near to, approach, τῷ πάθει, τοῖς πολεμίοις, X.Cyr.7.3.16, An.4.6.6.al. (rarely c. gen., τῶν ἄκρων Id.Cyr.3.2.8: abs., τὸ πλησιάζον ὀστοῦν Gal.18 (1).304); ἀλλήλοις Pl.Phd.97a; π. τόποις Amphis4; π. τῷ γενειάσκειν Pl.Smp.181d; ἀρχαῖς π. enter on a career of public office, Thphr.Char. 26.3; so π. πρὸς τὴν πολιτείαν, = accedere ad rem publicam, Luc.Anach. 21.

2. c. dat. pers., consort, associate with, τῷδε τἀνδρί S.OT 1136, cf. Pl.La.197d, Tht.143d, 144a, al., Isoc.2.4; οἱ πλησιάζοντες a man's followers or disciples, Id.15.175, cf. 1.30; οἱ ἐμοὶ πεπλησιακότες Lib.Ep.750.1; π. τινὶ ἐπὶ σοφίᾳ, διὰ φιλοσοφίαν, Luc.Herm.80, Plu.Dem.2; also π. παιδεύσει Pl.R.496a.

3. c. dat. pers., have sexual intercourse with .., D.40.8, Hyp.Lyc.3, Plu.2.769a: metaph., Pl.R.490b; οὐδενὶ σώματι πεπλησιακώς Isoc.3.36; of animals, whether of the male, Arist.HA546a26, 578b12; or the female, ib. 584b23, GA727b25; or both sexes, Id.HA539b21, al.

III. Gramm., indicate proximity, A.D.Pron.21.11.