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προφᾰσ-ίζομαι, impf. προὐφασιζόμην Th.1.90: Att. fut. προφασιοῦμαι Aeschin.3.24, later -ίσομαι Sch.Ar.Ec.1019: aor. προὐφασισάμην Th.5.54, X.Cyr.2.2.30, etc.; προεφ- D.C.59.26:—
allege by way of excuse, plead in excuse, c. acc., τὸν αὐλητήν Thgn.941; τὸν μῆνα Th.5.54; ἀεί τι D.48.20: c. inf., allege as an excuse that .., ἀρρωστεῖν Id.19.124; so π. ὅτι οὐκ ἐπίστανται X.Oec.20.14: c. acc. cogn., πάσας προφάσεις π. Pl.R.474e, cf. Lys.8.16: abs., make excuses, Ar. Lys.756, Th.1.90; οὐκ ἔφη χρῆναι π. οὐδὲ διαμέλλειν Id.6.25; π. ὑπέρ τινος Isoc.4.13: aor. in pass. sense, ὡς εὗρον ἅπαν ..προφασισθέν that all was used as a pretext, all was a mere pretence, Th.8.33, cf. D.C.Fr. 57.72.

II. allege (by way of accusation) that .., Εάρδεσιν ἐπιβουλεῦσαι [ἡμᾶς] π. Pl.Mx.240a.

III. seek a quarrel against, τινι LXX4 Ki.5.7.