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exsequor (present infinitive exsequī, perfect active exsecūtus sum); third conjugation, deponent

  1. I follow to the end; follow after, accompany; go after, seek after, pursue.
  2. I follow or accompany to the grave.
  3. I follow up, carry out, enforce, perform, execute, accomplish, fulfil.
  4. I follow up, investigate, examine.
  5. I go through with in speaking, rehearse, relate, describe, say, tell.
  6. I pursue with punishment, punish, avenge.


   Conjugation of exsequor (third conjugation, deponent)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present exsequor exsequeris, exsequere exsequitur exsequimur exsequiminī exsequuntur
imperfect exsequēbar exsequēbāris, exsequēbāre exsequēbātur exsequēbāmur exsequēbāminī exsequēbantur
future exsequar exsequēris, exsequēre exsequētur exsequēmur exsequēminī exsequentur
perfect exsecūtus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect exsecūtus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect exsecūtus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present exsequar exsequāris, exsequāre exsequātur exsequāmur exsequāminī exsequantur
imperfect exsequerer exsequerēris, exsequerēre exsequerētur exsequerēmur exsequerēminī exsequerentur
perfect exsecūtus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect exsecūtus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present exsequere exsequiminī
future exsequitor exsequitor exsequuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives exsequī exsecūtus esse exsecūtūrus esse
participles exsequēns exsecūtus exsecūtūrus exsequendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
exsequī exsequendī exsequendō exsequendum exsecūtum exsecūtū

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  • exsequor in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • exsequor in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Félix Gaffiot (1934), “exsequor”, in Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book, London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to attend a person's funeral: funus alicuius exsequi
    • to execute a commission: mandatum exsequi, persequi, conficere
    • to execute, manage a business, undertaking: negotium obire, exsequi
    • to be unable to say all one wants: verbis non omnia exsequi posse
    • to do one's duty: officium suum facere, servare, colere, tueri, exsequi, praestare
    • to fulfil one's duty in every detail: omnes officii partes exsequi
    • to be engaged upon a transaction, carry it out: negotium obire or exsequi