συμφέρω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From συν- (sun-, with) +‎ φέρω (phérō, to bring, carry)

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

συμφέρω (sumphérō)

  1. (active)
    1. to bring together, gather, collect
      1. to bring together, contribute
      2. (like συμβάλλω) to bring into conflict
      3. to bear along with or together, to suffer, bear with, indulge
    2. (intransitive, without accusative of object) to confer a benefit, to be of use, be useful or profitable
      1. (impersonal, mostly with infinitive) it is of use, is profitable, serviceable, expedient
      2. (participle) useful, expedient, fitting
        1. (neuter substantive) profit, advantage, expediency
    3. (intransitive)
      1. to work with, assist
      2. to agree with
      3. to fit, suit
      4. (of events, with infinitive) to happen, take place, turn out
  2. (passive)
    1. (opposite to διαφέρω) to come together
      1. (in a hostile sense) to meet in battle, engage
    2. to come to terms, be of one mind, agree with
      1. (with dative of object) to adapt oneself to, acquiesce in
    3. (of events) to happen, turn out, occur, come to pass
      1. (impersonal) to happen
    4. (literally) to be carried along with

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