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The Dative is used -

1. With the impersonals libet (lubet), it pleases, and licet, it is allowed: -

2. With verbs compounded with satis, bene, and male: -

NOTE: These are not real compounds, but phrases, and were apparently felt as such by the Romans. Thus - satis offició meó, satis illórum voluntatí quí á mé hóc petívérunt factum esse arbitrábor (Verr. v. 130), I shall consider that enough has been done for my duty, enough for the wishes of those who asked this of me.

3. With grátificor, grátulor, núbó, permittó, plaudó, probó, studeó, supplicó, excelló: -

NOTE: Misceó and iungó sometimes take the dative (see § 413. a. N.). Haereó usually takes the ablative, with or without in, rarely the dative: as, - haerentem capití corónam (Hor. S. i. 10. 49), a wreath clinging to the head.

a. The dative is often used by the poets in constructions which would in prose require a noun with a preposition. So especially with verbs of contending413. b): -

For the Dative instead of ad with the Accusative, see § 428. h.