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From dis- +‎ minuō.



dīminuō (present infinitive dīminuere, perfect active dīminuī, supine dīminutum); third conjugation

  1. I break into small pieces; I shatter
  2. I violate, outrage
  3. I diminish, lessen


   Conjugation of diminuo (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dīminuō dīminuis dīminuit dīminuimus dīminuitis dīminuunt
imperfect dīminuēbam dīminuēbās dīminuēbat dīminuēbāmus dīminuēbātis dīminuēbant
future dīminuam dīminuēs dīminuet dīminuēmus dīminuētis dīminuent
perfect dīminuī dīminuistī dīminuit dīminuimus dīminuistis dīminuērunt, dīminuēre
pluperfect dīminueram dīminuerās dīminuerat dīminuerāmus dīminuerātis dīminuerant
future perfect dīminuerō dīminueris dīminuerit dīminuerimus dīminueritis dīminuerint
passive present dīminuor dīminueris, dīminuere dīminuitur dīminuimur dīminuiminī dīminuuntur
imperfect dīminuēbar dīminuēbāris, dīminuēbāre dīminuēbātur dīminuēbāmur dīminuēbāminī dīminuēbantur
future dīminuar dīminuēris, dīminuēre dīminuētur dīminuēmur dīminuēminī dīminuentur
perfect dīminūtus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect dīminūtus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect dīminūtus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dīminuam dīminuās dīminuat dīminuāmus dīminuātis dīminuant
imperfect dīminuerem dīminuerēs dīminueret dīminuerēmus dīminuerētis dīminuerent
perfect dīminuerim dīminuerīs dīminuerit dīminuerimus dīminueritis dīminuerint
pluperfect dīminuissem dīminuissēs dīminuisset dīminuissēmus dīminuissētis dīminuissent
passive present dīminuar dīminuāris, dīminuāre dīminuātur dīminuāmur dīminuāminī dīminuantur
imperfect dīminuerer dīminuerēris, dīminuerēre dīminuerētur dīminuerēmur dīminuerēminī dīminuerentur
perfect dīminūtus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect dīminūtus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dīminue dīminuite
future dīminuitō dīminuitō dīminuitōte dīminuuntō
passive present dīminuere dīminuiminī
future dīminuitor dīminuitor dīminuuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives dīminuere dīminuisse dīminūtūrus esse dīminuī dīminūtus esse dīminūtum īrī
participles dīminuēns dīminūtūrus dīminūtus dīminuendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
dīminuere dīminuendī dīminuendō dīminuendum dīminūtum dīminūtū







  1. first-person singular (eu) present indicative of diminuir