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From ex- (out of) +‎ pellō (drive out).



expellō (present infinitive expellere, perfect active expulī, supine expulsum); third conjugation

  1. I drive or thrust out or away; expel, eject, banish; dislodge
  2. (figuratively) I force or drive out or away, expel, remove


   Conjugation of expello (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present expellō expellis expellit expellimus expellitis expellunt
imperfect expellēbam expellēbās expellēbat expellēbāmus expellēbātis expellēbant
future expellam expellēs expellet expellēmus expellētis expellent
perfect expulī expulistī expulit expulimus expulistis expulērunt, expulēre
pluperfect expuleram expulerās expulerat expulerāmus expulerātis expulerant
future perfect expulerō expuleris expulerit expulerimus expuleritis expulerint
passive present expellor expelleris, expellere expellitur expellimur expelliminī expelluntur
imperfect expellēbar expellēbāris, expellēbāre expellēbātur expellēbāmur expellēbāminī expellēbantur
future expellar expellēris, expellēre expellētur expellēmur expellēminī expellentur
perfect expulsus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect expulsus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect expulsus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present expellam expellās expellat expellāmus expellātis expellant
imperfect expellerem expellerēs expelleret expellerēmus expellerētis expellerent
perfect expulerim expulerīs expulerit expulerīmus expulerītis expulerint
pluperfect expulissem expulissēs expulisset expulissēmus expulissētis expulissent
passive present expellar expellāris, expellāre expellātur expellāmur expellāminī expellantur
imperfect expellerer expellerēris, expellerēre expellerētur expellerēmur expellerēminī expellerentur
perfect expulsus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect expulsus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present expelle expellite
future expellitō expellitō expellitōte expelluntō
passive present expellere expelliminī
future expellitor expellitor expelluntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives expellere expulisse expulsūrus esse expellī expulsus esse expulsum īrī
participles expellēns expulsūrus expulsus expellendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
expellere expellendī expellendō expellendum expulsum expulsū

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  • expello in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • expello in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • expello in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to turn a person out of his house, his property: expellere aliquem domo, possessionibus pellere
    • to banish a person, send him into exile: in exsilium eicere or expellere aliquem
    • to banish a person, send him into exile: ex urbe (civitate) expellere, pellere aliquem
    • to depose a king: aliquem regno spoliare or expellere (Div. 1. 22. 74)