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From adversus (set opposite; turned toward), perfect passive participle of advertō (turn toward), from ad- +‎ vertō (turn).



adversor (present infinitive adversārī, perfect active adversātus sum); first conjugation, deponent

  1. I stand opposite; I am against, resist, oppose; withstand.


   Conjugation of adversor (first conjugation, deponent)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present adversor adversāris, adversāre adversātur adversāmur adversāminī adversantur
imperfect adversābar adversābāris, adversābāre adversābātur adversābāmur adversābāminī adversābantur
future adversābor adversāberis, adversābere adversābitur adversābimur adversābiminī adversābuntur
perfect adversātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect adversātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect adversātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present adverser adversēris, adversēre adversētur adversēmur adversēminī adversentur
imperfect adversārer adversārēris, adversārēre adversārētur adversārēmur adversārēminī adversārentur
perfect adversātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect adversātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present adversāre adversāminī
future adversātor adversātor adversantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives adversārī adversātus esse adversātūrus esse
participles adversāns adversātus adversātūrus adversandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
adversārī adversandī adversandō adversandum adversātum adversātū



Derived terms[edit]



  • adversor in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • adversor in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • adversor in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to look after, guard a person's interests, welfare: rationibus alicuius prospicere or consulere (opp. officere, obstare, adversari)