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From dē- ‎(of; from, away from) +‎ pōndeponoō ‎(place, put)



dēpōnō ‎(present infinitive dēpōnere, perfect active dēposuī, supine dēpositum); third conjugation

  1. I lay, set, put or place aside or away; deposit.
  2. I resign, get rid of, give up.
  3. I wager, stake, bet.
  4. I entrust, commit to, deposit.
  5. (from an office) I depose.


   Conjugation of depono (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dēpōnō dēpōnis dēpōnit dēpōnimus dēpōnitis dēpōnunt
imperfect dēpōnēbam dēpōnēbās dēpōnēbat dēpōnēbāmus dēpōnēbātis dēpōnēbant
future dēpōnam dēpōnēs dēpōnet dēpōnēmus dēpōnētis dēpōnent
perfect dēposuī dēposuistī dēposuit dēposuimus dēposuistis dēposuērunt, dēposuēre
pluperfect dēposueram dēposuerās dēposuerat dēposuerāmus dēposuerātis dēposuerant
future perfect dēposuerō dēposueris dēposuerit dēposuerimus dēposueritis dēposuerint
passive present dēpōnor dēpōneris, dēpōnere dēpōnitur dēpōnimur dēpōniminī dēpōnuntur
imperfect dēpōnēbar dēpōnēbāris, dēpōnēbāre dēpōnēbātur dēpōnēbāmur dēpōnēbāminī dēpōnēbantur
future dēpōnar dēpōnēris, dēpōnēre dēpōnētur dēpōnēmur dēpōnēminī dēpōnentur
perfect dēpositus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect dēpositus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect dēpositus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dēpōnam dēpōnās dēpōnat dēpōnāmus dēpōnātis dēpōnant
imperfect dēpōnerem dēpōnerēs dēpōneret dēpōnerēmus dēpōnerētis dēpōnerent
perfect dēposuerim dēposuerīs dēposuerit dēposuerīmus dēposuerītis dēposuerint
pluperfect dēposuissem dēposuissēs dēposuisset dēposuissēmus dēposuissētis dēposuissent
passive present dēpōnar dēpōnāris, dēpōnāre dēpōnātur dēpōnāmur dēpōnāminī dēpōnantur
imperfect dēpōnerer dēpōnerēris, dēpōnerēre dēpōnerētur dēpōnerēmur dēpōnerēminī dēpōnerentur
perfect dēpositus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect dēpositus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dēpōne dēpōnite
future dēpōnitō dēpōnitō dēpōnitōte dēpōnuntō
passive present dēpōnere dēpōniminī
future dēpōnitor dēpōnitor dēpōnuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives dēpōnere dēposuisse dēpositūrus esse dēpōnī dēpositus esse dēpositum īrī
participles dēpōnēns dēpositūrus dēpositus dēpōnendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
dēpōnere dēpōnendī dēpōnendō dēpōnendum dēpositum dēpositū

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  • depono in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • depono in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • depono” 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 lay aside one's differences: inimicitias deponere
    • to amend, correct one's mistake: errorem deponere, corrigere
    • to let a plan fall through: consilium abicere or deponere
    • to picture to oneself again: memoriam alicuius rei repraesentare (opp. memoriam alicuius rei deponere, abicere)
    • to banish grief: dolorem abicere, deponere, depellere
    • to lay aside one's grief: luctum deponere (Phil. 14. 13. 34)
    • to give up hoping: spem abicere, deponere
    • to lay down one's power: imperium deponere (Rep. 2. 12. 23)
    • to give up, lay down office (usually at the end of one's term of office): deponere magistratum
    • to pile arms (cf. sect. XII. 3, note vestem deponere...): arma ponere (not deponere)