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See also: confidò




  1. first-person singular present indicative of confidare




PIE root

From con- ‎(with, together) +‎ fīdō ‎(trust; rely upon).



cōnfīdō ‎(present infinitive cōnfīdere, perfect active cōnfīsus sum); third conjugation, semi-deponent

  1. I am confident or assured of, confide in, believe, trust, place or put confidence in; rely upon.

Usage notes[edit]

Used with the dative.


   Conjugation of confido (third conjugation, semi-deponent)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present cōnfīdō cōnfīdis cōnfīdit cōnfīdimus cōnfīditis cōnfīdunt
imperfect cōnfīdēbam cōnfīdēbās cōnfīdēbat cōnfīdēbāmus cōnfīdēbātis cōnfīdēbant
future cōnfīdam cōnfīdēs cōnfīdet cōnfīdēmus cōnfīdētis cōnfīdent
perfect cōnfīsus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect cōnfīsus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect cōnfīsus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present cōnfīdam cōnfīdās cōnfīdat cōnfīdāmus cōnfīdātis cōnfīdant
imperfect cōnfīderem cōnfīderēs cōnfīderet cōnfīderēmus cōnfīderētis cōnfīderent
perfect cōnfīsus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect cōnfīsus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present cōnfīde cōnfīdite
future cōnfīditō cōnfīditō cōnfīditōte cōnfīduntō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives cōnfīdere cōnfīsus esse cōnfīsūrus esse
participles cōnfīdēns cōnfīsus cōnfīsūrus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
cōnfīdere cōnfīdendī cōnfīdendō cōnfīdendum cōnfīsum cōnfīsū


Derived terms[edit]



  • confido” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • confido” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to put confidence in some one: confidere alicui (but aliqua re)