From ad- + scīscō (“seek to know; learn; approve”).
ascīscō (present infinitive ascīscere, perfect active ascīvī, supine ascītum); third conjugation
- I take or receive something with knowledge; approve, accept, recognize, adopt.
- I take or receive someone to myself; bring in, win over, recruit, adopt, associate with myself.
- (with reflexive or dative) I assume, claim or arrogate something to myself, lay claim to.
- (arrogate something to myself): arrogō
- ascisco in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- ascisco in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
- ascisco in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
- Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book, London: Macmillan and Co.
- to enroll as a citizen, burgess: in civitatem recipere, ascribere, asciscere aliquem
- to make some one one's ally: socium aliquem asciscere (B. G. 1. 5)