despondeo

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Etymology[edit]

From + spondeō (promise solemnly; bond, engage).

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present active dēspondeō, present infinitive dēspondēre, perfect active dēspondī, supine dēspōnsum

  1. I promise (to give), pledge, devote to.
  2. I promise in marriage, betroth, engage.
  3. (figuratively) I give up, yield, resign, lose courage, despair, despond.

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References[edit]

  • despondeo in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879