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From ambi- +‎ plector.



amplector (present infinitive amplectī, perfect active amplexus sum); third conjugation, deponent

  1. I surround, encircle or entwine
    Synonyms: complector, stīpō, claudō, circumdō, circumveniō
  2. I embrace, hug, clasp or grasp
    Synonyms: complector, teneō
  3. I include, comprise, contain
    Synonyms: contineō, inclūdō, apprehendō, teneō, complector
  4. I esteem
  5. I cherish


   Conjugation of amplector (third conjugation, deponent)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present amplector amplecteris,
amplectitur amplectimur amplectiminī amplectuntur
imperfect amplectēbar amplectēbāris,
amplectēbātur amplectēbāmur amplectēbāminī amplectēbantur
future amplectar amplectēris,
amplectētur amplectēmur amplectēminī amplectentur
perfect amplexus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect amplexus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect amplexus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present amplectar amplectāris,
amplectātur amplectāmur amplectāminī amplectantur
imperfect amplecterer amplecterēris,
amplecterētur amplecterēmur amplecterēminī amplecterentur
perfect amplexus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect amplexus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present amplectere amplectiminī
future amplectitor amplectitor amplectuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives amplectī amplexum esse amplexūrum esse
participles amplectēns amplexus amplexūrus amplectendus,
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
amplectendī amplectendō amplectendum amplectendō amplexum amplexū


  • amplector”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • amplector”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • amplector in Enrico Olivetti, editor (2003-2023) Dizionario Latino, Olivetti Media Communication
  • amplector in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to be an enthusiastic devotee of letters: litteras amplecti
    • to feel affection for a person: amore prosequi, amplecti aliquem