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From clāreō +‎ -scō.



clārēscō (present infinitive clārēscere, perfect active clāruī); third conjugation, no passive

  1. I am illuminated
  2. I brighten


   Conjugation of claresco (third conjugation, active only)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present clārēscō clārēscis clārēscit clārēscimus clārēscitis clārēscunt
imperfect clārēscēbam clārēscēbās clārēscēbat clārēscēbāmus clārēscēbātis clārēscēbant
future clārēscam clārēscēs clārēscet clārēscēmus clārēscētis clārēscent
perfect clāruī clāruistī clāruit clāruimus clāruistis clāruērunt, clāruēre
pluperfect clārueram clāruerās clāruerat clāruerāmus clāruerātis clāruerant
future perfect clāruerō clārueris clāruerit clāruerimus clārueritis clāruerint
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present clārēscam clārēscās clārēscat clārēscāmus clārēscātis clārēscant
imperfect clārēscerem clārēscerēs clārēsceret clārēscerēmus clārēscerētis clārēscerent
perfect clāruerim clāruerīs clāruerit clāruerīmus clāruerītis clāruerint
pluperfect clāruissem clāruissēs clāruisset clāruissēmus clāruissētis clāruissent
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present clārēsce clārēscite
future clārēscitō clārēscitō clārēscitōte clārēscuntō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives clārēscere clāruisse
participles clārēscēns
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
clārēscere clārēscendī clārēscendō clārēscendum



  • claresco in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • claresco in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • claresco in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to become famous, distinguish oneself: clarum fieri, nobilitari, illustrari (not the post-classical clarescere or inclarescere