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  1. first-person singular present indicative of depellere



From dē- +‎ pellō (push, drive).



dēpellō (present infinitive dēpellere, perfect active dēpulī, supine dēpulsum); third conjugation

  1. I drive out or away; remove, expel, repel.
  2. I drive, thrust or cast down.
  3. (military) I drive or push away or dislodge an enemy from his position.
  4. I thrust out or remove from a situation, avert.
  5. I deter, divert, dissuade from.
  6. I remove from the breast, wean.


   Conjugation of depello (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dēpellō dēpellis dēpellit dēpellimus dēpellitis dēpellunt
imperfect dēpellēbam dēpellēbās dēpellēbat dēpellēbāmus dēpellēbātis dēpellēbant
future dēpellam dēpellēs dēpellet dēpellēmus dēpellētis dēpellent
perfect dēpulī dēpulistī dēpulit dēpulimus dēpulistis dēpulērunt, dēpulēre
pluperfect dēpuleram dēpulerās dēpulerat dēpulerāmus dēpulerātis dēpulerant
future perfect dēpulerō dēpuleris dēpulerit dēpulerimus dēpuleritis dēpulerint
passive present dēpellor dēpelleris, dēpellere dēpellitur dēpellimur dēpelliminī dēpelluntur
imperfect dēpellēbar dēpellēbāris, dēpellēbāre dēpellēbātur dēpellēbāmur dēpellēbāminī dēpellēbantur
future dēpellar dēpellēris, dēpellēre dēpellētur dēpellēmur dēpellēminī dēpellentur
perfect dēpulsus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect dēpulsus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect dēpulsus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dēpellam dēpellās dēpellat dēpellāmus dēpellātis dēpellant
imperfect dēpellerem dēpellerēs dēpelleret dēpellerēmus dēpellerētis dēpellerent
perfect dēpulerim dēpulerīs dēpulerit dēpulerīmus dēpulerītis dēpulerint
pluperfect dēpulissem dēpulissēs dēpulisset dēpulissēmus dēpulissētis dēpulissent
passive present dēpellar dēpellāris, dēpellāre dēpellātur dēpellāmur dēpellāminī dēpellantur
imperfect dēpellerer dēpellerēris, dēpellerēre dēpellerētur dēpellerēmur dēpellerēminī dēpellerentur
perfect dēpulsus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect dēpulsus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dēpelle dēpellite
future dēpellitō dēpellitō dēpellitōte dēpelluntō
passive present dēpellere dēpelliminī
future dēpellitor dēpellitor dēpelluntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives dēpellere dēpulisse dēpulsūrus esse dēpellī dēpulsus esse dēpulsum īrī
participles dēpellēns dēpulsūrus dēpulsus dēpellendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
dēpellere dēpellendī dēpellendō dēpellendum dēpulsum dēpulsū

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  • depello in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • depello in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • depello in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to allay one's hunger, thirst: famem sitimque depellere cibo et potione
    • to be forced to change one's mind: de sententia deici, depelli, deterreri
    • to banish grief: dolorem abicere, deponere, depellere
    • to disconcert a person: animum alicuius de statu, de gradu demovere (more strongly depellere, deturbare)
    • to lose hope: spe deici, depelli, deturbari
    • to clear oneself of a suspicion: suspicionem a se removere, depellere, propulsare (Verr. 3. 60. 140)
    • to meet force by force: vim vi depellere
    • to overthrow a person (cf. sect. IX. 6): aliquem gradu movere, depellere or de gradu (statu) deicere
    • to deliver some one from slavery: ab aliquo servitutem or servitutis iugum depellere
    • to drive the enemy from his position: loco movere, depellere, deicere hostem (B. G. 7. 51)