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con- +‎ pleō



compleō (present infinitive complēre, perfect active complēvī, supine complētum); second conjugation

  1. I fill up, fill full, fill out; make up, complete.
  2. I cover, overwhelm.
  3. (with food or drink) I fill, sate; satisfy.
  4. I finish, complete.
  5. (of a promise) I fulfil.


   Conjugation of compleo (second conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present compleō complēs complet complēmus complētis complent
imperfect complēbam complēbās complēbat complēbāmus complēbātis complēbant
future complēbō complēbis complēbit complēbimus complēbitis complēbunt
perfect complēvī complēvistī, complēsti1 complēvit complēvimus complēvistis, complēstis1 complēvērunt, complēvēre
pluperfect complēveram complēverās complēverat complēverāmus complēverātis complēverant
future perfect complēverō complēveris complēverit complēverimus complēveritis complēverint
passive present compleor complēris, complēre complētur complēmur complēminī complentur
imperfect complēbar complēbāris, complēbāre complēbātur complēbāmur complēbāminī complēbantur
future complēbor complēberis, complēbere complēbitur complēbimur complēbiminī complēbuntur
perfect complētus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect complētus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect complētus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present compleam compleās compleat compleāmus compleātis compleant
imperfect complērem complērēs complēret complērēmus complērētis complērent
perfect complēverim complēverīs complēverit complēverīmus complēverītis complēverint
pluperfect complēvissem, complēssem1 complēvissēs, complēsses1 complēvisset, complēsset1 complēvissēmus, complēssemus1 complēvissētis, complēssetis1 complēvissent, complēssent1
passive present complear compleāris, compleāre compleātur compleāmur compleāminī compleantur
imperfect complērer complērēris, complērēre complērētur complērēmur complērēminī complērentur
perfect complētus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect complētus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present complē complēte
future complētō complētō complētōte complentō
passive present complēre complēminī
future complētor complētor complentor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives complēre complēvisse, complēsse1 complētūrus esse complērī complētus esse complētum īrī
participles complēns complētūrus complētus complendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
complēre complendī complendō complendum complētum complētū

1At least one rare poetic syncopated perfect form is attested.

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  • compleo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • compleo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • compleo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to reach one's hundredth year, to live to be a hundred: centum annos complere
    • to fill up the numbers of the legions: complere legiones (B. C. 1. 25)