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From con- +‎ mittō (send).



committō (present infinitive committere, perfect active commīsī, supine commissum); third conjugation

  1. I join together, unite, connect, put together
    Synonyms: contribuō, cōnectō, cōnserō, congerō, contrahō, convehō, cōnferō
  2. I practise or perpetrate wrong, do injustice; commit a crime
    Synonyms: offendō, dēlinquō, lābor, errō
  3. I begin.
    Synonyms: incohō, exōrdior, occipiō, incipiō, coepiō, ōrdior, initiō, ineō, ingredior, aggredior, sūmō, moveō, exorior, mōlior
    Antonyms: cessō, subsistō, dēsistō
  4. I carry on.
  5. I commence a battle, fight.
    Synonyms: repugnō, pugnō, contendō, dēcernō, concurrō, certō, bellō, dīmicō, cōnflīgō, serō, dēcertō
  6. I give, entrust, commit to, give up or resign to, trust
    Synonyms: dēmandō, tribuō, trādō, reddō, , remittō, impertiō, addīcō, dēferō


   Conjugation of committō (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present committō committis committit committimus committitis committunt
imperfect committēbam committēbās committēbat committēbāmus committēbātis committēbant
future committam committēs committet committēmus committētis committent
perfect commīsī commīsistī commīsit commīsimus commīsistis commīsērunt,
pluperfect commīseram commīserās commīserat commīserāmus commīserātis commīserant
future perfect commīserō commīseris commīserit commīserimus commīseritis commīserint
passive present committor committeris,
committitur committimur committiminī committuntur
imperfect committēbar committēbāris,
committēbātur committēbāmur committēbāminī committēbantur
future committar committēris,
committētur committēmur committēminī committentur
perfect commissus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect commissus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect commissus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present committam committās committat committāmus committātis committant
imperfect committerem committerēs committeret committerēmus committerētis committerent
perfect commīserim commīserīs commīserit commīserīmus commīserītis commīserint
pluperfect commīsissem commīsissēs commīsisset commīsissēmus commīsissētis commīsissent
passive present committar committāris,
committātur committāmur committāminī committantur
imperfect committerer committerēris,
committerētur committerēmur committerēminī committerentur
perfect commissus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect commissus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present committe committite
future committitō committitō committitōte committuntō
passive present committere committiminī
future committitor committitor committuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives committere commīsisse commissūrum esse committī commissum esse commissum īrī
participles committēns commissūrus commissus committendus,
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
committendī committendō committendum committendō commissum commissū



  • committo”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • committo”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • committo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to set out on a journey: viae se committere
    • to trust to luck: fortunae se committere
    • to entrust a thing to a person's good faith: committere aliquid alicui or alicuius fidei
    • to put oneself entirely in some one's hands: totum se committere, tradere alicui
    • to commit crime: scelus facere, committere
    • to do a criminal deed: facinus facere, committere
    • to enter the whirlpool of political strife: se civilibus fluctibus committere
    • to commit some blameworthy action: culpam committere, contrahere
    • to take care not to..: non committere, ut...
    • (1) to begin the battle, (2) to give battle: proelium committere
  • committo in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016