Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: expoño



From ex- +‎ pōnō (place, put).



expōnō (present infinitive expōnere, perfect active exposuī, supine expositum); third conjugation

  1. I expose, exhibit, display, set out
    Synonyms: praebeō, ostendō, ostentō, gerō, prōdō, prōferō, prōpōnō, prōtrahō, acclārō, vulgō, profiteor, indicō, praestō, coarguō, fateor
  2. I explain
    Synonym: explicō
  3. I set forth
    Synonyms: praebeō, offerō, praeferō, prōpōnō, prōdūcō, summittō


   Conjugation of expōnō (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present expōnō expōnis expōnit expōnimus expōnitis expōnunt
imperfect expōnēbam expōnēbās expōnēbat expōnēbāmus expōnēbātis expōnēbant
future expōnam expōnēs expōnet expōnēmus expōnētis expōnent
perfect exposuī exposuistī exposuit exposuimus exposuistis exposuērunt,
pluperfect exposueram exposuerās exposuerat exposuerāmus exposuerātis exposuerant
future perfect exposuerō exposueris exposuerit exposuerimus exposueritis exposuerint
passive present expōnor expōneris,
expōnitur expōnimur expōniminī expōnuntur
imperfect expōnēbar expōnēbāris,
expōnēbātur expōnēbāmur expōnēbāminī expōnēbantur
future expōnar expōnēris,
expōnētur expōnēmur expōnēminī expōnentur
perfect expositus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect expositus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect expositus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present expōnam expōnās expōnat expōnāmus expōnātis expōnant
imperfect expōnerem expōnerēs expōneret expōnerēmus expōnerētis expōnerent
perfect exposuerim exposuerīs exposuerit exposuerīmus exposuerītis exposuerint
pluperfect exposuissem exposuissēs exposuisset exposuissēmus exposuissētis exposuissent
passive present expōnar expōnāris,
expōnātur expōnāmur expōnāminī expōnantur
imperfect expōnerer expōnerēris,
expōnerētur expōnerēmur expōnerēminī expōnerentur
perfect expositus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect expositus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present expōne expōnite
future expōnitō expōnitō expōnitōte expōnuntō
passive present expōnere expōniminī
future expōnitor expōnitor expōnuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives expōnere exposuisse expositūrum esse expōnī expositum esse expositum īrī
participles expōnēns expositūrus expositus expōnendus,
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
expōnendī expōnendō expōnendum expōnendō expositum expositū



  • expono”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • expono”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • expono in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to risk one's life: salutem, vitam suam in discrimen offerre (not exponere)
    • (to encourage) by offering a reward: praemium exponere or proponere
    • to give a brief exposition of the geography of Africa: Africae situm paucis exponere
    • to give an account of a thing (either orally or in writing): exponere aliquid or de aliqua re
    • to give an account of a man's life: vitam alicuius exponere
    • to make a character-sketch of a person: de ingenio moribusque alicuius exponere
    • to represent a thing dramatically: sic exponere aliquid, quasi agatur res (non quasi narretur)
    • to dwell only on the main points: summatim aliquid exponere
    • to set out goods for sale: exponere, proponere merces (venales)
    • to disembark troops: milites in terram, in terra exponere