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From con- (with, together) +‎ moveō (move).



commoveō (present infinitive commovēre, perfect active commōvī, supine commōtum); second conjugation

  1. I move something in violent motion, move; shake, stir, shift, agitate.
  2. I remove something from somewhere, carry away, displace.
  3. (by extension) I start, set in motion, stimulate, begin, move.
  4. (figuratively) I drive back, dislodge, refute, confute.
  5. (figuratively) I throw into disorder, unbalance, unsettle, disturb.
  6. (figuratively) I excite, rouse, stir up, affect, influence, produce, generate.


   Conjugation of commoveō (second conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present commoveō commovēs commovet commovēmus commovētis commovent
imperfect commovēbam commovēbās commovēbat commovēbāmus commovēbātis commovēbant
future commovēbō commovēbis commovēbit commovēbimus commovēbitis commovēbunt
perfect commōvī commōvistī commōvit commōvimus commōvistis commōvērunt,
pluperfect commōveram commōverās commōverat commōverāmus commōverātis commōverant
future perfect commōverō commōveris commōverit commōverimus commōveritis commōverint
passive present commoveor commovēris,
commovētur commovēmur commovēminī commoventur
imperfect commovēbar commovēbāris,
commovēbātur commovēbāmur commovēbāminī commovēbantur
future commovēbor commovēberis,
commovēbitur commovēbimur commovēbiminī commovēbuntur
perfect commōtus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect commōtus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect commōtus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present commoveam commoveās commoveat commoveāmus commoveātis commoveant
imperfect commovērem commovērēs commovēret commovērēmus commovērētis commovērent
perfect commōverim commōverīs commōverit commōverīmus commōverītis commōverint
pluperfect commōvissem commōvissēs commōvisset commōvissēmus commōvissētis commōvissent
passive present commovear commoveāris,
commoveātur commoveāmur commoveāminī commoveantur
imperfect commovērer commovērēris,
commovērētur commovērēmur commovērēminī commovērentur
perfect commōtus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect commōtus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present commovē commovēte
future commovētō commovētō commovētōte commoventō
passive present commovēre commovēminī
future commovētor commovētor commoventor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives commovēre commōvisse commōtūrum esse commovērī commōtum esse commōtum īrī
participles commovēns commōtūrus commōtus commovendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
commovendī commovendō commovendum commovendō commōtum commōtū

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  • commoveo”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • commoveo”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • commoveo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to be moved by a thing: aliqua re moveri, commoveri
    • to touch a person's heart, move him: alicuius animum commovere
    • to cause a person pain: dolorem alicui facere, afferre, commovere
    • to cause oneself to be expected: exspectationem sui facere, commovere
    • to excite some one's pity: misericordiam alicui commovere