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Latin > English (Lewis & Short)

laudo: āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. laus,
I to praise, laud, commend, extol, eulogize, approve (cf.: celebro, praed co).
I Lit.
   A In gen.: omnes mortales sese laudarier optant, Enn. ap. Aug. Trin. 13, 6 (Ann. v. 551 Vahl.): coram in os te laudare, to praise to one's face, Ter. Ad. 2, 4, 5; cf.: in faciem, Lact. 3, 14, 7: vituperare improbos asperius, laudare bonos ornatius, Cic. de Or. 2, 9, 35: et efferre aliquid, id. ib. 2, 75, 304: rationem, id. Fam. 5, 20, 4: sententiam alicujus, id. Sest. 34, 74: laudantur exquisitissimis verbis legiones, id. Phil. 4, 3, 6: legem ipsam, id. Leg. 3, 1, 2: magnifice, id. Brut. 73, 254: agricolam laudat juris peritus, praises him as happy, extols his happiness, Hor. S. 1, 1, 9; so, diversa sequentes, id. ib. 1, 1, 3; 109: volucrem laudamus equum, praise as swift, i. e. for swiftness, Juv. 8, 57: laudatur dis aequa potestas, id. 4, 71.—Part. as subst.: prava laudantium sermo, Sen. Ep. 123, 9.—Pass. with dat.: numquam praestantibus viris laudata est in una sententia perpetua permansio, Cic. Fam. 1, 9, 21: Germanicus cunctis laudatus, by all, Tac. A. 4, 57 fin.: herba laudata Eratostheni, Plin. 22, 22, 43, § 86: laudataque quondam ora Jovi, Ov. M. 2, 480.—*
   (b)    Poet., with object.-gen.: laudabat leti juvenem, pronounced him happy on account of his death, Sil. 4, 260.—
   (g)    With in and abl.: in quo tuum consilium nemo potest non maxime laudare, Cic. Fam. 4, 7, 2: juvenes laudari in bonis gaudent, Quint. 5, 12, 22: scriptores iamborum saepe in illis laudantur, id. 10, 1, 9.—
   (d)    Pass. with inf. (poet.): extinxisse nefas Laudabor, Verg. A. 2, 585.—(ε) With quod: quod viris fortibus honos habitus est, laudo, Cic. Rosc. Am. 47, 137: laudat Africanum Panaetius, quod fuerit abstinens, id. Off. 2, 22, 76: jamne igitur laudas, quod de sapientibus alter Ridebat, etc., Juv. 10, 28: non laudans, quod non in melius, sed in deterius, convenitis, Vulg. 1 Cor. 11, 17.—(ζ) With quoniam: utrumque laudemus, quoniam per illos ne haec quidem genera laude caruerunt, Cic. Brut. 30, 116.—(η) With cum (very rare): te quidem, cum isto animo es, satis laudare non possum, Cic. Mil. 36, 99: jam id ipsum consul laudare, cum initiatam se (Hispala) non infitiaretur, Liv. 39, 12, 7.—(θ) With si: consilium laudo artificis, si munere tanto Praecipuam in tabulis ceram senis abstulit orbi, Juv. 4, 18.—
   B In partic.
   1    To pronounce a funeral oration over a person: quem cum supremo ejus die Maximus laudaret, Cic. Mur. 36, 75; id. Q. Fr. 3, 8, 5.—
   2    In medicine, to recommend as a remedy: apri cerebrum contra serpentes laudatur, Plin. 28, 10, 42, § 152; 29, 3, 12, § 54.—
   3    To praise, compliment, i. e. dismiss with a compliment, leave, turn from (poet.): laudato ingentia rura, Exiguum colito, Verg. G. 2, 412: cf.: probitas laudatur et alget, Juv. 1, 74—
II Transf., to adduce, name, quote, cite a person as any thing: laudare significat priscā linguā nominare appellareque, Gell. 2, 6, 16; cf.: laudare ponebatur apud antiquos pro nominare, Paul. ex Fest. p. 118 Müll.: id ut scias, Jovem supremum testem laudo, Plaut. Capt. 2, 3, 66: quem rerum Romanarum auctorem laudare possum religiosissimum, Cic. Brut. 11, 44: auctores, id. de Or. 3, 18, 68; cf.: ut auctoribus laudandis ineptiarum crimen effugiam, id. ib. 3, 49, 187: auctore laudato, Cod. 8, 45, 7.—Hence, laudātus, a, um, P. a., extolled, praiseworthy, esteemed, excellent: laudari a laudato viro, Cic. Fam. 5, 12, 7; Naev. ap. Cic. Fam. 15, 6, 1: omnium laudatarum artium procreatrix, Cic. de Or. 1, 3, 9: hunc ubi laudatos jactantem in sanguine vultus videt, Ov. M. 5, 59: olus laudatum in cibis, Plin. 22, 22, 33, § 74.— Comp.: saccharon et Arabia fert, sed laudatius India, Plin. 12, 8, 17, § 32.—Sup.: laudatissimus caseus, Plin. 11, 42, 97, § 241: virgo laudatissima formae dote, Ov. M. 9, 715.—Hence, adv.: laudātē, laudably, admirably: regias domos laudatissime ebore adornans, Plin. 36, 6, 5, § 46 (al. lautissime).

Latin > French (Gaffiot)

laudō,⁶ āvī, ātum, āre (laus), tr.,
1 louer, approuver, prôner, vanter : Cic. Fam. 5, 20, 4 ; Sest. 74 ; Phil. 4, 6 ; [avec quod ] louer qqn de ce que, de : Cic. Off. 2, 76 || [avec cum ] Cic. Mil. 99 ; v. Gaffiot, 1906, p. 145 || [passif avec inf., poét.] : Virg. En. 2, 585 || proclamer heureux, vanter le bonheur de qqn : agricolam laudat juris peritus Hor. S. 1, 1, 9, le jurisconsulte vante le bonheur de l’homme des champs ; [avec génitif] laudabat juvenem leti Sil. 4, 259, il trouvait enviable la mort du jeune homme
2 [rhét.] vanter, faire valoir (contr. vituperare ) Cic. Br. 47 ; 65, etc.
3 prononcer un éloge funèbre : Cic. Mur. 75 ; Q. 3, 8, 5
4 faire une déposition élogieuse en faveur de qqn : Cic. Fam. 1, 9, 19 ; Ascon. Scauro 24
5 citer, nommer [cf. Gell. 2, 6, 16 ; P. Fest. 118 ] : *Pl. Capt. 426 ; Cic. de Or. 3, 68 ; 3, 187. v. laudandus, laudatus.

Latin > German (Georges)

laudo, āvī, ātum, āre (laus), loben, lobend anerkennen, lobend gutheißen, preisen (Ggstz. castigare, vituperare, reprehendere, culpare, accusare), Passiv laudari, gelobt-, anerkannt werden, Anerkennung finden, I) eig.: A) im allg.: eorum consilium, Nep.: approbata laudataque Cottae sententia, Cic. – laudare alqm, Cic.: (alqm) ob ea ob quae gratias agerem, Plin. ep.: alqm alci, einen gegen jmd., Ter.: laudari alci, von jmd., Cic.: laudare laudibus, Cic.: laudare coram in os (griech. κατὰ στόμα επαινειν), ins Gesicht loben, Ter. adelph. 269: so auch laudare in faciem, Lact. 3, 14, 7. – m. in u. Abl. der Pers. (an jmd.), id maxime in Agrippina laudare, quod (daß sie) Germanici nepotem secum traheret, dignum prorsus imperatoriā fortunā, Tac. ann. 12, 2. – m. in u. Abl. der Sache (bei, wegen), in quo tuum consilium nemo potest non maxime (höchlich) laudare, Cic. ep. 4, 7, 2: ut ad peiora iuvenes laude ducuntur, ita laudari in bonis malent, Quint. 5, 12, 22: vgl. Krüger Quint. 10, 1, 9. Keil de emend. Plin. epp. 2. p. 15. – im Passiv m. Dat. pers. (= von jmd.), Lucifer laudatur Veneri, Sil. 7, 640. – Passiv laudor m. Infin., exstinxisse nefas laudabor, Verg. Aen. 2, 585 sq.: doctas posuisse figuras laudatur, Pers. 1, 86 sq. – absol., abi, laudo u. bl. laudo, du hast deine Sache gut gemacht! recht so! schön! Plaut. asin. 704; Curc. 670; trin. 830. Ter. adelph. 564. – Plur. Partiz. Präs. subst., prava laudantium sermo, Lobhudelei, Sen. ep. 123, 9. – B) insbes.: 1) alqm = a) einem Angeklagten ein günstiges Zeugnis geben, jmdm. eine Schutzrede halten, Cic. ep. 1, 9, 19. Ascon. in Cic. Scaur. 46. p. 24, 24 K. – b) einem Toten eine Leichenrede halten, alqm, Cic. Muren. 76. Plin. ep. 2, 1, 6: corpus in foro positum, Aur. Vict. de vir. ill. 10, 7: alqm e more pro rostris, Suet. Caes. 6, 1: alqm pro contione, Suet. Cal. 15, 1: alqm scripto meo (nach meinem Konzept), Cic. ad Q. fr. 3, 8, 5. – c) glücklich preisen, beneidenswert finden, beneiden, agricolam laudat iuris peritus, Hor.: mit obj. Genet., alqm leti (wegen usw.), Sil. 4, 259. – 2) alqd, ein Arzneimittel lobend gutheißen, anpreisen, apri cerebrum contra serpentes, Plin.: alqd ad etc., Plin. – II) übtr., jmd. anführen, nennen, erwähnen, zitieren, auctores, Cic.: alqm testem, Plaut.: alqm auctorem, Cic. – / Parag. Infin. Pass. laudarier, Enn. ann. 560. Ter. adelph. 535 zw. Hor. sat. 1, 2, 35. – PAdi. laudandus s. bes.

Latin > English

laudo laudare, laudavi, laudatus V :: recommend; praise, approve, extol; call upon, name; deliver eulogy on