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From ad- (to, towards, at) +‎ haereō (cleave, cling).



adhaereō (present infinitive adhaerēre, perfect active adhaesī, supine adhaesum); second conjugation, no passive

  1. I cleave or stick to
  2. (figuratively) I cling to, adhere to
  3. (figuratively) I am close to (a person or thing), am near to, hang on, keep close to
  4. (figuratively) I trail, drag after; I am the last


  • This verb has only limited passive conjugation; only third-person passive forms are attested in surviving sources.
   Conjugation of adhaereō (second conjugation, active only)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present adhaereō adhaerēs adhaeret adhaerēmus adhaerētis adhaerent
imperfect adhaerēbam adhaerēbās adhaerēbat adhaerēbāmus adhaerēbātis adhaerēbant
future adhaerēbō adhaerēbis adhaerēbit adhaerēbimus adhaerēbitis adhaerēbunt
perfect adhaesī adhaesistī adhaesit adhaesimus adhaesistis adhaesērunt, adhaesēre
pluperfect adhaeseram adhaeserās adhaeserat adhaeserāmus adhaeserātis adhaeserant
future perfect adhaeserō adhaeseris adhaeserit adhaeserimus adhaeseritis adhaeserint
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present adhaeream adhaereās adhaereat adhaereāmus adhaereātis adhaereant
imperfect adhaerērem adhaerērēs adhaerēret adhaerērēmus adhaerērētis adhaerērent
perfect adhaeserim adhaeserīs adhaeserit adhaeserīmus adhaeserītis adhaeserint
pluperfect adhaesissem adhaesissēs adhaesisset adhaesissēmus adhaesissētis adhaesissent
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present adhaerē adhaerēte
future adhaerētō adhaerētō adhaerētōte adhaerentō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives adhaerēre adhaesisse adhaesūrum esse
participles adhaerēns adhaesūrus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
adhaerendī adhaerendō adhaerendum adhaerendō adhaesum adhaesū

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