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From dē- +‎ poscō (demand).



dēposcō (present infinitive dēposcere, perfect active dēpoposcī); third conjugation, limited passive

  1. I demand
  2. I require
  3. I challenge
  4. I pray earnestly


  • This verb has only limited passive conjugation; only third-person passive forms are attested in surviving sources.
   Conjugation of deposco (third conjugation, only third-person forms in passive)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dēposcō dēposcis dēposcit dēposcimus dēposcitis dēposcunt
imperfect dēposcēbam dēposcēbās dēposcēbat dēposcēbāmus dēposcēbātis dēposcēbant
future dēposcam dēposcēs dēposcet dēposcēmus dēposcētis dēposcent
perfect dēpoposcī dēpoposcistī dēpoposcit dēpoposcimus dēpoposcistis dēpoposcērunt, dēpoposcēre
pluperfect dēpoposceram dēpoposcerās dēpoposcerat dēpoposcerāmus dēpoposcerātis dēpoposcerant
future perfect dēpoposcerō dēpoposceris dēpoposcerit dēpoposcerimus dēpoposceritis dēpoposcerint
passive present dēposcitur dēposcuntur
imperfect dēposcēbātur dēposcēbantur
future dēposcētur dēposcentur
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dēposcam dēposcās dēposcat dēposcāmus dēposcātis dēposcant
imperfect dēposcerem dēposcerēs dēposceret dēposcerēmus dēposcerētis dēposcerent
perfect dēpoposcerim dēpoposcerīs dēpoposcerit dēpoposcerīmus dēpoposcerītis dēpoposcerint
pluperfect dēpoposcissem dēpoposcissēs dēpoposcisset dēpoposcissēmus dēpoposcissētis dēpoposcissent
passive present dēposcātur dēposcantur
imperfect dēposcerētur dēposcerentur
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dēposce dēposcite
future dēposcitō dēposcitō dēposcitōte dēposcuntō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives dēposcere dēpoposcisse dēposcī
participles dēposcēns dēposcendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
dēposcere dēposcendī dēposcendō dēposcendum