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perficioper-fĭcĭo, fēci, fectum, 3, v. a. facio,

I to achieve, execute, carry out, accomplish, perform, despatch, bring to an end or conclusion, finish, complete (class.; syn.: absolvo, conficio, exsequor).

I Lit.: comitiis perficiendis undecim dies tribuit, Caes. B. C. 3, 2: iis comitiis perfectis, Liv. 24, 43, 9: bellum, id. 22, 38, 7: aliquid absolvi et perfici, Cic. N. D. 2, 13, 35: multa, id. Or. 30, 105: scelus, to perpetrate, id. Clu. 68, 194: cogitata, id. Deiot. 7, 21: instituta, id. Div. 2, 5: poëma, id. Q. Fr. 2, 8: conata, Caes. B. G. 1, 3: nihil est simul et inventum et perfectum, Cic. Brut. 18, 71: centum annos, to complete, live, Hor. Ep. 2, 1, 39.—So of commissions, orders, to execute: munus, Verg. A. 6, 629; 6, 637; Cic. Fam. 6, 7: jussa, Val. Fl. 7, 61: mandata, Sil. 13, 343.—

II Transf.

   A To bring to completion, finish, perfect (opp. inchoare): candelabrum perfectum e gemmis clarissimis, Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 28, § 64: murum, Liv. 25, 11: loricam, Sil. 2, 403: aedem, Suet. Aug. 60: cibos ambulatione, to digest, Plin. 11, 53, 118, § 283: cucumeres, id. 19, 5, 23, § 65: coria, to dress or curry, id. 23, 1, 16, § 22: lanas, id. 35, 15, 52, § 190: minium, id. 33, 7, 40, § 118.—

   B To make perfect, to perfect: aliquem citharā, Ov. A. A. 1, 11: expleta et perfecta forma honestatis, Cic. Fin. 2, 15, 48: artem, Suet. Ner. 41.—

   C To bring about, to cause, effect; with ut, Ter. Eun. 5, 8, 24; Cic. Agr. 1, 9, 127: perfice ut putem, convince me, id. Tusc. 1, 8, 15; id. Fam. 11, 27, 2: eloquentia perfecit, ut, etc., Nep. Ep. 6, 4.—With ne and subj.: omnia perfecit, quae senatus salvā re publicā ne fieri possent perfecerat, Cic. Phil. 2, 22, 55. —

   D In mal. part., = ἐνεργεῖν, Mart. 3, 79, 2; cf. Ov. A. A. 1, 389; Capitol. Max. 4, 7.— perfectus, a, um, P. a., finished, complete, perfect, excellent, exquisite (class.).

   A Of persons: oratorem plenum atque perfectum esse, etc., Cic. de Or. 1, 13, 59: homines in dicendo, id. ib. 1, 13, 58: perfectis et absoluti philosophi, id. Div. 2, 72, 150: homines, id. Off. 1, 15, 46; id. Brut. 30, 114: in geometriā, id. Fin. 1, 6, 20: in arte, Ov. A. A. 2, 547.—In a religious sense, righteous (eccl. Lat.): cor perfectum, Vulg. 3 Reg. 11, 4; id. Matt. 5, 48.—Perfectissimus, a title of honor under the later emperors, Cod. Const. 12, tit. 33; Am. 21, 16 init.; Lact. 5, 14, 18.—

   B Of inanim. and abstr. things: naturae, Cic. N. D. 2, 12, 33: ratio, id. ib. 13, 34: pulchriora etiam Polycliti et iam plane perfecta (signa), id. Brut. 18, 70: perfectum atque absolutum officium, id. Off. 3, 3, 14: perfecta cumulataque virtus, id. Sest. 40, 86: aetas, full or ripe age, the age of fiveand-twenty, Dig. 4, 4, 32 init.—Comp.: valvae perfectiores, Cic. Verr. 2, 56: aliquid perfectius, id. de Or. 1, 2, 5; id. Brut. 18, 69; Hor. Epod. 5, 59; Quint. 12, 1, 21: ad perfectiora, Vulg. Heb. 6, 1.—Sup.: quod ego summum et perfectissimum judicem, Cic. Or. 1, 3; 15, 47; id. Brut. 31, 118; Juv. 2, 5.—Adv.: perfectē, fully, completely, perfectly (class.): eruditus, Cic. Brut. 81, 282; id. de Or. 1, 28, 130: veritatem imitari, id. Div. 1, 13, 23.—Comp., App. Flor. p. 357, 1; Tert. Apol. 45.—Sup., Gell. 11, 16 fin.
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Charlton T. Lewis; Charles Short [1879], A Latin Dictionary; Founded on Andrews' edition of Freund's Latin dictionary (Trustees of Tufts University, Oxford) [word count] [latindico16].
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