From ad- + sequor (“follow”).
assequor (present infinitive assequī, perfect active assecūtus sum); third conjugation, deponent
- I follow someone in order to come up to him; pursue, go after.
- I overtake, come up with, reach, catch up.
- I gain, obtain, procure; achieve.
- I attain to someone in any quality; equal, rival, match.
- I comprehend, understand.
- assequor in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- “assequor” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
- Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book, London: Macmillan and Co.
- to catch some one up: consequi, assequi aliquem
- to conjecture: coniectura assequi, consequi, aliquid coniectura colligere
- as far as I can guess: quantum ego coniectura assequor, auguror
- to carry out one's plan: propositum assequi, peragere
- to reach the highest grade of office: amplissimos honorum gradus assequi, adipisci
- to overtake the enemy: hostes assequi, consequi