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See also: captó and captò




  1. first-person singular present indicative of captare




Etymology 1[edit]

From capiō (take, capture) +‎ -tō. See captus.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • captiō (Late Latin) (see for further descendants)


captō (present infinitive captāre, perfect active captāvī, supine captātum); first conjugation

  1. I strive to seize, catch or grasp at.
  2. (figuratively) I seek, aim at
   Conjugation of capto (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present captō captās captat captāmus captātis captant
imperfect captābam captābās captābat captābāmus captābātis captābant
future captābō captābis captābit captābimus captābitis captābunt
perfect captāvī captāvistī captāvit captāvimus captāvistis captāvērunt, captāvēre
pluperfect captāveram captāverās captāverat captāverāmus captāverātis captāverant
future perfect captāverō captāveris captāverit captāverimus captāveritis captāverint
passive present captor captāris, captāre captātur captāmur captāminī captantur
imperfect captābar captābāris, captābāre captābātur captābāmur captābāminī captābantur
future captābor captāberis, captābere captābitur captābimur captābiminī captābuntur
perfect captātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect captātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect captātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present captem captēs captet captēmus captētis captent
imperfect captārem captārēs captāret captārēmus captārētis captārent
perfect captāverim captāverīs captāverit captāverīmus captāverītis captāverint
pluperfect captāvissem captāvissēs captāvisset captāvissēmus captāvissētis captāvissent
passive present capter captēris, captēre captētur captēmur captēminī captentur
imperfect captārer captārēris, captārēre captārētur captārēmur captārēminī captārentur
perfect captātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect captātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present captā captāte
future captātō captātō captātōte captantō
passive present captāre captāminī
future captātor captātor captantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives captāre captāvisse captātūrus esse captārī captātus esse captātum īrī
participles captāns captātūrus captātus captandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
captāre captandī captandō captandum captātum captātū
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Etymology 2[edit]



  1. dative masculine singular of captus
  2. dative neuter singular of captus
  3. ablative masculine singular of captus
  4. ablative neuter singular of captus


  • capto in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • capto in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • capto” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to try and raise a laugh: risum captare
    • to court popularity: auram popularem captare (Liv. 3. 33)




  1. first-person singular present indicative of captar




  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of captar.