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From ad- +‎ scīscō (seek to know; learn; approve).



ascīscō (present infinitive ascīscere, perfect active ascīvī, supine ascītum); third conjugation

  1. I take or receive something with knowledge; approve, accept, recognize, adopt.
  2. I take or receive someone to myself; bring in, win over, recruit, adopt, associate with myself.
  3. (with reflexive or dative) I assume, claim or arrogate something to myself, lay claim to.


   Conjugation of ascisco (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present ascīscō ascīscis ascīscit ascīscimus ascīscitis ascīscunt
imperfect ascīscēbam ascīscēbās ascīscēbat ascīscēbāmus ascīscēbātis ascīscēbant
future ascīscam ascīscēs ascīscet ascīscēmus ascīscētis ascīscent
perfect ascīvī ascīvistī ascīvit ascīvimus ascīvistis ascīvērunt, ascīvēre
pluperfect ascīveram ascīverās ascīverat ascīverāmus ascīverātis ascīverant
future perfect ascīverō ascīveris ascīverit ascīverimus ascīveritis ascīverint
passive present ascīscor ascīsceris, ascīscere ascīscitur ascīscimur ascīsciminī ascīscuntur
imperfect ascīscēbar ascīscēbāris, ascīscēbāre ascīscēbātur ascīscēbāmur ascīscēbāminī ascīscēbantur
future ascīscar ascīscēris, ascīscēre ascīscētur ascīscēmur ascīscēminī ascīscentur
perfect ascītus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect ascītus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect ascītus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present ascīscam ascīscās ascīscat ascīscāmus ascīscātis ascīscant
imperfect ascīscerem ascīscerēs ascīsceret ascīscerēmus ascīscerētis ascīscerent
perfect ascīverim ascīverīs ascīverit ascīverīmus ascīverītis ascīverint
pluperfect ascīvissem ascīvissēs ascīvisset ascīvissēmus ascīvissētis ascīvissent
passive present ascīscar ascīscāris, ascīscāre ascīscātur ascīscāmur ascīscāminī ascīscantur
imperfect ascīscerer ascīscerēris, ascīscerēre ascīscerētur ascīscerēmur ascīscerēminī ascīscerentur
perfect ascītus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect ascītus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present ascīsce ascīscite
future ascīscitō ascīscitō ascīscitōte ascīscuntō
passive present ascīscere ascīsciminī
future ascīscitor ascīscitor ascīscuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives ascīscere ascīvisse ascītūrus esse ascīscī ascītus esse ascītum īrī
participles ascīscēns ascītūrus ascītus ascīscendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
ascīscere ascīscendī ascīscendō ascīscendum ascītum ascītū


  • (arrogate something to myself): arrogō

Related terms[edit]


  • ascisco in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ascisco in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ascisco in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to enroll as a citizen, burgess: in civitatem recipere, ascribere, asciscere aliquem
    • to make some one one's ally: socium aliquem asciscere (B. G. 1. 5)