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expetō (present infinitive expetere, perfect active expetīvī, supine expetītum); third conjugation

  1. I desire, covet
  2. I aspire to
  3. I happen


   Conjugation of expeto (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present expetō expetis expetit expetimus expetitis expetunt
imperfect expetēbam expetēbās expetēbat expetēbāmus expetēbātis expetēbant
future expetam expetēs expetet expetēmus expetētis expetent
perfect expetīvī expetīvistī, expetīsti1 expetīvit expetīvimus expetīvistis, expetīstis1 expetīvērunt, expetīvēre
pluperfect expetīveram expetīverās expetīverat expetīverāmus expetīverātis expetīverant
future perfect expetīverō expetīveris expetīverit expetīverimus expetīveritis expetīverint
passive present expetor expeteris, expetere expetitur expetimur expetiminī expetuntur
imperfect expetēbar expetēbāris, expetēbāre expetēbātur expetēbāmur expetēbāminī expetēbantur
future expetar expetēris, expetēre expetētur expetēmur expetēminī expetentur
perfect expetītus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect expetītus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect expetītus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present expetam expetās expetat expetāmus expetātis expetant
imperfect expeterem expeterēs expeteret expeterēmus expeterētis expeterent
perfect expetīverim expetīverīs expetīverit expetīverīmus expetīverītis expetīverint
pluperfect expetīvissem, expetīssem1 expetīvissēs, expetīsses1 expetīvisset, expetīsset1 expetīvissēmus, expetīssemus1 expetīvissētis, expetīssetis1 expetīvissent, expetīssent1
passive present expetar expetāris, expetāre expetātur expetāmur expetāminī expetantur
imperfect expeterer expeterēris, expeterēre expeterētur expeterēmur expeterēminī expeterentur
perfect expetītus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect expetītus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present expete expetite
future expetitō expetitō expetitōte expetuntō
passive present expetere expetiminī
future expetitor expetitor expetuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives expetere expetīvisse, expetīsse1 expetītūrus esse expetī expetītus esse expetītum īrī
participles expetēns expetītūrus expetītus expetendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
expetere expetendī expetendō expetendum expetītum expetītū

1At least one rare poetic syncopated perfect form is attested.

See also[edit]


  • expeto in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • expeto in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • expeto” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to revenge oneself on some one: ulcisci aliquem, poenas expetere ab aliquo
    • to revenge oneself for a thing: ulcisci aliquid, poenas alicuius rei expetere
    • to follow virtue; to flee from vice: honesta expetere; turpia fugere
    • to exact a penalty from some one: poenas expetere ab aliquo