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  1. first-person singular present of desistere




From dē- +‎ sistō.



dēsistō (present infinitive dēsistere, perfect active dēstitī, supine dēstitum); third conjugation

  1. I stand apart
  2. I cease or desist


   Conjugation of desisto (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dēsistō dēsistis dēsistit dēsistimus dēsistitis dēsistunt
imperfect dēsistēbam dēsistēbās dēsistēbat dēsistēbāmus dēsistēbātis dēsistēbant
future dēsistam dēsistēs dēsistet dēsistēmus dēsistētis dēsistent
perfect dēstitī dēstitistī dēstitit dēstitimus dēstitistis dēstitērunt, dēstitēre
pluperfect dēstiteram dēstiterās dēstiterat dēstiterāmus dēstiterātis dēstiterant
future perfect dēstiterō dēstiteris dēstiterit dēstiterimus dēstiteritis dēstiterint
passive present dēsistor dēsisteris, dēsistere dēsistitur dēsistimur dēsistiminī dēsistuntur
imperfect dēsistēbar dēsistēbāris, dēsistēbāre dēsistēbātur dēsistēbāmur dēsistēbāminī dēsistēbantur
future dēsistar dēsistēris, dēsistēre dēsistētur dēsistēmur dēsistēminī dēsistentur
perfect dēstitus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect dēstitus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect dēstitus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dēsistam dēsistās dēsistat dēsistāmus dēsistātis dēsistant
imperfect dēsisterem dēsisterēs dēsisteret dēsisterēmus dēsisterētis dēsisterent
perfect dēstiterim dēstiterīs dēstiterit dēstiterīmus dēstiterītis dēstiterint
pluperfect dēstitissem dēstitissēs dēstitisset dēstitissēmus dēstitissētis dēstitissent
passive present dēsistar dēsistāris, dēsistāre dēsistātur dēsistāmur dēsistāminī dēsistantur
imperfect dēsisterer dēsisterēris, dēsisterēre dēsisterētur dēsisterēmur dēsisterēminī dēsisterentur
perfect dēstitus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect dēstitus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dēsiste dēsistite
future dēsistitō dēsistitō dēsistitōte dēsistuntō
passive present dēsistere dēsistiminī
future dēsistitor dēsistitor dēsistuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives dēsistere dēstitisse dēstitūrus esse dēsistī dēstitus esse dēstitum īrī
participles dēsistēns dēstitūrus dēstitus dēsistendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
dēsistere dēsistendī dēsistendō dēsistendum dēstitum dēstitū



  • desisto in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • desisto in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • desisto in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to give up one's opinion: (de) sententia desistere
    • to give up a project, an intention: consilio desistere
    • to give up one's project: incepto or conatu desistere




  1. first-person singular present indicative of desistir




  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of desistir.