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From con- +‎ mittō (send).



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

  1. I commit.
  2. I begin.
  3. I carry on.
  4. I commence (a battle).


   Conjugation of committo (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, commīsēre
pluperfect commīseram commīserās commīserat commīserāmus commīserātis commīserant
future perfect commīserō commīseris commīserit commīserimus commīseritis commīserint
passive present committor committeris, committere committitur committimur committiminī committuntur
imperfect committēbar committēbāris, committēbāre committēbātur committēbāmur committēbāminī committēbantur
future committar committēris, committēre 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, committāre committātur committāmur committāminī committantur
imperfect committerer committerēris, committerēre 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 commissūrus esse committī commissus esse commissum īrī
participles committēns commissūrus commissus committendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
committere committendī committendō committendum 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