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How accurate is the typical definition of a deponent verb?

Bierlien's answer is excellent, but I have something to add. In the course of puzzling out the word populabantur I noticed that the Loeb translator rendered it not as "they were devastating" ...
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How can I express "to make a wish"?

The existing suggestions are probably better, but there is yet another option optare votis with several hits: stulte, quid haec frustra votis puerilibus optas (Ov.Tr.3.8.11) [Fool! why pray in vain ...
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