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  1. first-person singular present indicative of crescere




From Proto-Italic *krēskō, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱreh₁- (to grow, become bigger).



crēscō (present infinitive crēscere, perfect active crēvī, supine crētum); third conjugation, no passive

  1. I increase, rise, grow, thrive; multiply, augment.
  2. I come to be.
  3. I become visible, spring from, arise, come forth.


   Conjugation of crēscō (third conjugation, active only)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present crēscō crēscis crēscit crēscimus crēscitis crēscunt
imperfect crēscēbam crēscēbās crēscēbat crēscēbāmus crēscēbātis crēscēbant
future crēscam crēscēs crēscet crēscēmus crēscētis crēscent
perfect crēvī crēvistī crēvit crēvimus crēvistis crēvērunt, crēvēre
pluperfect crēveram crēverās crēverat crēverāmus crēverātis crēverant
future perfect crēverō crēveris crēverit crēverimus crēveritis crēverint
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present crēscam crēscās crēscat crēscāmus crēscātis crēscant
imperfect crēscerem crēscerēs crēsceret crēscerēmus crēscerētis crēscerent
perfect crēverim crēverīs crēverit crēverīmus crēverītis crēverint
pluperfect crēvissem crēvissēs crēvisset crēvissēmus crēvissētis crēvissent
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present crēsce crēscite
future crēscitō crēscitō crēscitōte crēscuntō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives crēscere crēvisse crētūrum esse
participles crēscēns crētūrus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
crēscendī crēscendō crēscendum crēscendō crētum crētū

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  • cresco in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • cresco in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • cresco in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the moon waxes, wanes: luna crescit; decrescit, senescit
    • my subject grows as I write: materia mihi crescit
    • to take courage: animus alicui accedit, crescit
    • the price of corn is going up: annona ingravescit, crescit
    • to raise oneself by another's fall: crescere ex aliquo
    • to profit by the unpopularity of the senate to gain influence oneself: crescere ex invidia senatoria