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From ad + *nuō, related to nūtō ‎(I nod the head).



adnuō ‎(present infinitive adnuere, perfect active adnuī, supine adnūtum); third conjugation

  1. I nod assent, approve, consent, allow.
    Annuit Coeptis — “[he] approved the undertakings.”
  2. I favour or designate with a nod.
    Iuppiter omnipotens, audacibus adnue coeptis. — “Jupiter Almighty, favour [my] audacious undertakings”
  3. I promise, grant.


   Conjugation of adnuo (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present adnuō adnuis adnuit adnuimus adnuitis adnuunt
imperfect adnuēbam adnuēbās adnuēbat adnuēbāmus adnuēbātis adnuēbant
future adnuam adnuēs adnuet adnuēmus adnuētis adnuent
perfect adnuī adnuistī adnuit adnuimus adnuistis adnuērunt, adnuēre
pluperfect adnueram adnuerās adnuerat adnuerāmus adnuerātis adnuerant
future perfect adnuerō adnueris adnuerit adnuerimus adnueritis adnuerint
passive present adnuor adnueris, adnuere adnuitur adnuimur adnuiminī adnuuntur
imperfect adnuēbar adnuēbāris, adnuēbāre adnuēbātur adnuēbāmur adnuēbāminī adnuēbantur
future adnuar adnuēris, adnuēre adnuētur adnuēmur adnuēminī adnuentur
perfect adnutus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect adnutus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect adnutus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present adnuam adnuās adnuat adnuāmus adnuātis adnuant
imperfect adnuerem adnuerēs adnueret adnuerēmus adnuerētis adnuerent
perfect adnuerim adnuerīs adnuerit adnuerīmus adnuerītis adnuerint
pluperfect adnuissem adnuissēs adnuisset adnuissēmus adnuissētis adnuissent
passive present adnuar adnuāris, adnuāre adnuātur adnuāmur adnuāminī adnuantur
imperfect adnuerer adnuerēris, adnuerēre adnuerētur adnuerēmur adnuerēminī adnuerentur
perfect adnutus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect adnutus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present adnue adnuite
future adnuitō adnuitō adnuitōte adnuuntō
passive present adnuere adnuiminī
future adnuitor adnuitor adnuuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives adnuere adnuisse adnutūrus esse adnuī adnutus esse adnutum īrī
participles adnuēns adnutūrus adnutus adnuendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
adnuere adnuendī adnuendō adnuendum adnutum adnutū

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