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frequento, frĕquento, āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. frequens. (Acc. to frequens, I.) To visit or resort to frequently, to frequent; to do or make use of frequently, to repeat (class.): sermones eorum, qui frequentant domum meam, Cic. Fam. 5, 21, 1: juventus, quae domum Catilinae frequentabat, Sall. C. 14, 7: domum alicujus, Quint. 12, 11, 5: (Vespasianus) locum incunabulorum assidue frequentavit, Suet. Vesp. 2: scholam alicujus, id. Gram. 7: dum deus Eurotan immunitamque frequentat Sparten, Ov. M. 10, 169: plebes sic accensa, uti opifices agrestesque omnes relictis operibus frequentarent Marium, often visited, resorted to him, Sall. J. 73, 6: juvenis jam juventutis concursu, jam publicis studiis frequentabatur, Tac. A. 5, 10.—With dat.: istoc quidem nos pretio facile est frequentare tibi, Plaut. Cist. 1, 1, 10; cf.: ne coetu salutantium frequentaretur Agrippina, Tac. A. 13, 18; id. H. 2, 16: si aliquando alio domino solita est frequentari (domus), Cic. Off. 1, 39, 139: quae loca et nationes minus frequentata sunt, Sall. J. 17, 2: tu primas quasque partes in animo frequenta, frequently think over, repeat, Auct. Her. 3, 24, 40: haec frequentat Phalereus maxime, Cic. Or. 27, 94; 25, 85: turba ruunt et Hymen clamant, Hymenaee frequentant, Ov. H. 12, 143: memoriam alicujus, to call to mind often, Sen. Cons. ad Marc. 3, 2: exigis ut hoc epistolarum commercium frequentemus, exchange letters oftener, id. Ep. 38, 1: nec ideo conjugia et educationes liberum frequentabantur praevalida orbitate, became more frequent, Tac. A. 3, 25: prima trullis frequentetur inductio (calcis), be repeated, Pall. 1, 15: verbi translatio instituta est inopiae causa, frequentata delectationis, Cic. de Or. 3, 38, 155; cf.: quae (exempla levitatis Atheniensium) nata et frequentata apud illos, etc., id. Rep. 1, 3.

(Acc. to frequens, II.) To fill with a great number or multitude, to fill, crowd, people, stock a place; to assemble or bring together in numbers (class.). In gen.: urbes sine hominum coetu non potuissent nec aedificari nec frequentari, be peopled, Cic. Off. 2, 4, 15: Italiae solitudinem frequentari, id. Att. 1, 19, 4; cf. Suet. Aug. 46: templa frequentari nunc decet, to be crowded, Ov. F. 4, 871: mundum nova prole, to stock, Col. poët. 10, 213: piscinas, id. 8, 16, 2: castaneta, id. 4, 33, 3: vineam, id. 4, 15, 1: quos cum casu hic dies ad aerarium frequentasset, etc., had assembled in great numbers, Cic. Cat. 4, 7, 15: populum, id. Dom. 33, 89: acervatim multa frequentans, crowding together, id. Or. 25, 85; cf.: tum est quasi luminibus distinguenda et frequentanda omnis oratio sententiarum atque verborum, id. de Or. 3, 52, 201: digressis qui Pacarium frequentabant, Tac. H. 2, 16; v. frequentatio, II.

In partic. (like celebro, but much less freq.), to celebrate or keep in great numbers, esp. a festival: publicum est, quod civitas universa aliqua de causa frequentat, ut ludi, dies festus, bellum, Cic. Inv. 1, 27, 40: nunc ad triumphum frequentandum deductos esse milites, Liv. 36, 39: sacra, Ov. M. 4, 37: ut mors Sulpicii publicis exsequiis frequentaretur, Tac. A. 3, 48.

Poet. and post-Aug. also of a single person, to celebrate, observe, keep: Baccheaque sacra frequento, Ov. M. 3, 691: festos dies apud Baias Nero frequentabat, Tac. A. 14, 4 Draeg. ad loc.: dies sollennes, Suet. Aug. 53: quorundam exsequias usque ad rogum, id. Tib. 32: Cererem (Ennaeae nurus), Auct. Priap. 77.—Hence, frĕquen-tātus, a, um, P. a. Frequent, common, much used: pavimenta, Plin. 36, 25, 61, § 185: gemma reginis, id. 37, 10, 54, § 145.—* Full of, rich or abounding in: aliud genus est non tam sententiis frequentatum quam verbis volucre atque incitatum, Cic. Brut. 95, 325.—Hence, adv.: frĕquentāto, frequently, App. M. 9, p. 228, 29.