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προσποι-έω, make over to, add or attach to, π. τισὶ τὴν Κέρκυραν Th. 1.55, cf. 2.2, 3.70, etc.; Λέσβον π. τῇ πόλει X.HG4.8.28, etc.; χάριν D.60.14, cf. Plot.6.1.21.

2. μνημείῳ κακὸν π. do damage to, MAMA4.27.

3. = προσποιέομαι 11.3, ὡς εἴη X.Eph.1.5.

II. mostly in Med., with aor. Pass. in Plb. (v. infr. 5), D.S.15.46, 19.6:—
procure for oneself, ξύλινον πόδα Hdt.9.37; include in one's purview, Plot.6.1.19, 6.3.8, 6.3.19: most freq. of persons, attach to oneself, win or gain over, ἑταιρηί̈ην Hdt.5.71, cf. 6.66, Th.4.77, etc.; τὸν δῆμον Ar.Eq.215; [θεούς] X.Vect.6.3: c.dupl.acc., φίλους π. τινάς as friends, Hdt.1.6; εὔνουν π. τινά E.Hel.1387; ὑπηκόους τὰς πόλεις Th.1.8; π. χωρίον ἐς τὴν ξυμμαχίαν Id.2.30.

2. take to oneself what does not belong to one, pretend to, lay claim to, c. acc., τὴν τῶν γεφυρῶν οὐ διάλυσιν Id.1.137; φήμην Aeschin.2.166; μείζω τῶν ὑπαρχόντων Arist.EN1127b9: c. gen. partit., π. τῶν χρημάτων claim some of .., Ar. Ec.871, cf. Is.4.3,7.

3. generally, pretend, affect, ὀργήν Hdt.2.121. δ́; τὸ δεῖσθαι Isoc.1.24; π. ἔχθραν use it as a pretence, allege, Th.8.108; π. Ἀριστοτέλην Luc.Pisc.50: c.acc.part., προσποιούμενος τὸν ἡδόμενον Ph.2.531.

4. c. inf., pretend to do or to be, Hdt.3.2, Antipho 2.4.2, Lys.1.13; ὅσοι πολιτικοὶ π. εἶναι profess to be, Pl.Grg. 519c, cf. Alc.1.108e, etc.; π. μὲν εἰδέναι, εἰδότες δὲ οὐδέν Id.Ap.23d, cf. 26e; ὅρα μὴ τούτων μὲν ἐχθρὸς ᾖς, ἐμοὶ δὲ προσποιῇ (sc. εἶναι) D.18.125; μὴ ἀποκτείνας π. (sc. ἀποκτεῖναι) Lys.13.75: aor.Pass., -ποιηθεὶς στρατεύειν D.S.19.6: c. inf. fut., make as if one would, X.An.4.3.20, etc.

5. with a neg., pretend the contrary, δεῖ δέ, εἰ καὶ ἠδίκησαν, μὴ προσποιεῖσθαι one must make as if it were not so, Th.3.47, cf. Thphr. Char.1.5; τούτων οὐ προσποιουμένων D.47.10; οὐδὲν πέπονθας δεινόν, ἂν μὴ προσποιῇ Men.Epit.Fr.8, cf. Philem.23: aor. Pass., σαφῶς εἰδὼς .., οὐ προσποιηθεὶς δέ Plb.5.25.7, cf. 31.14.1.