From ex- + sequor (“follow”).
exsequor (present infinitive exsequī, perfect active exsecūtus sum); third conjugation, deponent
- I follow to the end; follow after, accompany; go after, seek after, pursue.
- I follow or accompany to the grave.
- I follow up, carry out, enforce, perform, execute, accomplish, fulfil.
- I follow up, investigate, examine.
- I go through with in speaking, rehearse, relate, describe, say, tell.
- I pursue with punishment, punish, avenge.
- exsequor in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- exsequor in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
- “exsequor” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
- Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book, London: Macmillan and Co.
- to attend a person's funeral: funus alicuius exsequi
- to execute a commission: mandatum exsequi, persequi, conficere
- to execute, manage a business, undertaking: negotium obire, exsequi
- to be unable to say all one wants: verbis non omnia exsequi posse
- to do one's duty: officium suum facere, servare, colere, tueri, exsequi, praestare
- to fulfil one's duty in every detail: omnes officii partes exsequi
- to be engaged upon a transaction, carry it out: negotium obire or exsequi