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The Dative of the Indirect Object may be used with ny Intransitive verb whose meaning allows: -

NOTE 1: Intransitive verbs have no Direct Object. The Indirect Object, therefore, in these cases stands alone as in the second example (but cf. § 362.a).

NOTE 2: cédó, yield, sometimes takes the Ablative of the thing along with the Dative of the person: as, - cédere alicui possessióne hortórum (cf. Mil. 75), to give up to one the possession of a garden.

a. Many phrases consisting of a noun with the copula sum or a copulative verb are equivalent to an intransitive verb and take a kind of indirect object (cf. § 367.a N.2): -

b. The dative is sometimes used without a copulative verb in a sense approaching that of the genitive (cf. §§ 367.d,377): -

NOTE: The cases in a and b differ from the construction of § 367.a N.2 and § 377 in that the dative is more closely connected in idea with some single word to which is serves as an indirect object.