From ad- (“to, towards, at”) + dīcō (“say, affirm, tell”).
addīcō (present infinitive addīcere, perfect active addīxī, supine addictum); third conjugation, irregular short imperative
- I am propitious to, favour, speak favourably (of).
- I attribute, assign or ascribe something to someone; appoint, designate; award; sentence, condemn.
- I deliver, yield, or resign something to someone; devote, consecrate to, give my support to; give up, sacrifice, abandon, surrender; betray; enslave (to).
- (of auctions) I adjudge to the highest bidder, knock down (to), strike off, deliver to; sell.