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com + Latin root *selere (take, gather (the Senate) together), from Proto-Indo-European *sal (to seize, take)



cōnsulō (present infinitive cōnsulere, perfect active cōnsuluī, supine cōnsultum); third conjugation

  1. I consult, reflect, take counsel.
  2. I meet, consider, deliberate

Usage notes[edit]

When followed by the accusative, it means 'I consult'. When followed by the dative, it means 'I provide for, take care of'.


   Conjugation of consulo (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present cōnsulō cōnsulis cōnsulit cōnsulimus cōnsulitis cōnsulunt
imperfect cōnsulēbam cōnsulēbās cōnsulēbat cōnsulēbāmus cōnsulēbātis cōnsulēbant
future cōnsulam cōnsulēs cōnsulet cōnsulēmus cōnsulētis cōnsulent
perfect cōnsuluī cōnsuluistī cōnsuluit cōnsuluimus cōnsuluistis cōnsuluērunt, cōnsuluēre
pluperfect cōnsulueram cōnsuluerās cōnsuluerat cōnsuluerāmus cōnsuluerātis cōnsuluerant
future perfect cōnsuluerō cōnsulueris cōnsuluerit cōnsuluerimus cōnsulueritis cōnsuluerint
passive present cōnsulor cōnsuleris, cōnsulere cōnsulitur cōnsulimur cōnsuliminī cōnsuluntur
imperfect cōnsulēbar cōnsulēbāris, cōnsulēbāre cōnsulēbātur cōnsulēbāmur cōnsulēbāminī cōnsulēbantur
future cōnsular cōnsulēris, cōnsulēre cōnsulētur cōnsulēmur cōnsulēminī cōnsulentur
perfect cōnsultus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect cōnsultus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect cōnsultus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present cōnsulam cōnsulās cōnsulat cōnsulāmus cōnsulātis cōnsulant
imperfect cōnsulerem cōnsulerēs cōnsuleret cōnsulerēmus cōnsulerētis cōnsulerent
perfect cōnsuluerim cōnsuluerīs cōnsuluerit cōnsuluerīmus cōnsuluerītis cōnsuluerint
pluperfect cōnsuluissem cōnsuluissēs cōnsuluisset cōnsuluissēmus cōnsuluissētis cōnsuluissent
passive present cōnsular cōnsulāris, cōnsulāre cōnsulātur cōnsulāmur cōnsulāminī cōnsulantur
imperfect cōnsulerer cōnsulerēris, cōnsulerēre cōnsulerētur cōnsulerēmur cōnsulerēminī cōnsulerentur
perfect cōnsultus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect cōnsultus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present cōnsule cōnsulite
future cōnsulitō cōnsulitō cōnsulitōte cōnsuluntō
passive present cōnsulere cōnsuliminī
future cōnsulitor cōnsulitor cōnsuluntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives cōnsulere cōnsuluisse cōnsultūrus esse cōnsulī cōnsultus esse cōnsultum īrī
participles cōnsulēns cōnsultūrus cōnsultus cōnsulendus

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