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From con- +‎ sequor (I follow).





cōnsequor (present infinitive cōnsequī, perfect active cōnsecūtus sum); third conjugation, deponent

  1. to move, travel, come, pass or go after, or follow behind another (in time and/or space)
    Synonyms: persequor, sequor, īnsequor, continuō, excipiō, exsequor
  2. to chase, to pursue, to go after; to look for, to search for, to seek
    Synonyms: persequor, sequor, exsequor, īnsector, premō, īnstō, affectō
  3. to attend, to accompany, to escort
    Synonyms: comitō, exsequor, sequor
  4. to copy, to imitate; to adopt, to obey
  5. to follow as a consequence or effect: to ensue (from), to result (from), to arise (from) or to proceed (from)
  6. to reach, to overtake, to come up with, to attain to, to arrive at
  7. to become like or equal to someone or something in any property or quality; to equal, to match, to attain, to come up to
  8. to obtain, to acquire, to get, attain, reach
    Synonyms: acquīrō, parō, pariō, adipīscor, lucror, impetrō, mereō, sūmō, emō, potior, inveniō, ūsūrpō, comparō, apīscor, obtineō, conciliō, nancīscor, colligō, alliciō
    Antonym: āmittō
  9. (of sight) to reach, to distinguish
  10. to understand, to perceive, to learn, to know
    Synonyms: comprehendō, dēprehendō, accipiō, cognōscō, teneō, apīscor, apprehendō, capiō, complector, excipiō, exaudiō
    Antonyms: nesciō, ignōrō
  11. (of discourse) to be equal to, to impress fully, to do justice to


   Conjugation of cōnsequor (third conjugation, deponent)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present cōnsequor cōnsequeris,
cōnsequitur cōnsequimur cōnsequiminī cōnsequuntur
imperfect cōnsequēbar cōnsequēbāris,
cōnsequēbātur cōnsequēbāmur cōnsequēbāminī cōnsequēbantur
future cōnsequar cōnsequēris,
cōnsequētur cōnsequēmur cōnsequēminī cōnsequentur
perfect cōnsecūtus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect cōnsecūtus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect cōnsecūtus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present cōnsequar cōnsequāris,
cōnsequātur cōnsequāmur cōnsequāminī cōnsequantur
imperfect cōnsequerer cōnsequerēris,
cōnsequerētur cōnsequerēmur cōnsequerēminī cōnsequerentur
perfect cōnsecūtus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect cōnsecūtus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present cōnsequere cōnsequiminī
future cōnsequitor cōnsequitor cōnsequuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives cōnsequī cōnsecūtum esse cōnsecūtūrum esse
participles cōnsequēns cōnsecūtus cōnsecūtūrus cōnsequendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
cōnsequendī cōnsequendō cōnsequendum cōnsequendō cōnsecūtum cōnsecūtū

Derived terms





  • consequor”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • consequor”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • consequor in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • Carl Meißner, Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to catch some one up: consequi, assequi aliquem
    • to derive (great) profit , advantage from a thing: fructum (uberrimum) capere, percipere, consequi ex aliqua re
    • to win (undying) fame: gloriam (immortalem) consequi, adipisci
    • to attain eternal renown: immortalitatem consequi, adipisci, sibi parere
    • to conjecture: coniectura assequi, consequi, aliquid coniectura colligere
    • to acquire knowledge of a subject: scientiam alicuius rei consequi
    • to obtain a result in something: aliquid efficere, consequi in aliqua re (De Or. 1. 33. 152)
    • to acquire influence: opes, gratiam, potentiam consequi
    • to overtake the enemy: hostes assequi, consequi