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Frequentative of afficiō ‎(affect), from ad + faciō ‎(do, make).



affectō ‎(present infinitive affectāre, perfect active affectāvī, supine affectātum); first conjugation

  1. I strive after, pursue, aim to do; desire, aspire at.
  2. (with viam) I enter on or take a way, set out on, journey.
  3. (with spem) I cling to, cherish.
  4. I seize, lay hold of.
  5. I seek to draw, try to win over or attempt to lay hold of.
  6. I pretend to have, affect, feign.


   Conjugation of affecto (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present affectō affectās affectat affectāmus affectātis affectant
imperfect affectābam affectābās affectābat affectābāmus affectābātis affectābant
future affectābō affectābis affectābit affectābimus affectābitis affectābunt
perfect affectāvī affectāvistī affectāvit affectāvimus affectāvistis affectāvērunt, affectāvēre
pluperfect affectāveram affectāverās affectāverat affectāverāmus affectāverātis affectāverant
future perfect affectāverō affectāveris affectāverit affectāverimus affectāveritis affectāverint
passive present affector affectāris, affectāre affectātur affectāmur affectāminī affectantur
imperfect affectābar affectābāris, affectābāre affectābātur affectābāmur affectābāminī affectābantur
future affectābor affectāberis, affectābere affectābitur affectābimur affectābiminī affectābuntur
perfect affectātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect affectātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect affectātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present affectem affectēs affectet affectēmus affectētis affectent
imperfect affectārem affectārēs affectāret affectārēmus affectārētis affectārent
perfect affectāverim affectāverīs affectāverit affectāverīmus affectāverītis affectāverint
pluperfect affectāvissem affectāvissēs affectāvisset affectāvissēmus affectāvissētis affectāvissent
passive present affecter affectēris, affectēre affectētur affectēmur affectēminī affectentur
imperfect affectārer affectārēris, affectārēre affectārētur affectārēmur affectārēminī affectārentur
perfect affectātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect affectātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present affectā affectāte
future affectātō affectātō affectātōte affectantō
passive present affectāre affectāminī
future affectātor affectātor affectantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives affectāre affectāvisse affectātūrus esse affectārī affectātus esse affectātum īrī
participles affectāns affectātūrus affectātus affectandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
affectāre affectandī affectandō affectandum affectātum affectātū

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