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From ex- (out) +‎ spectō (to look at), frequentative of speciō (to see).



exspectō (present infinitive exspectāre, perfect active exspectāvī, supine exspectātum); first conjugation

  1. I wait for, await
  2. I expect


   Conjugation of exspectō (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present exspectō exspectās exspectat exspectāmus exspectātis exspectant
imperfect exspectābam exspectābās exspectābat exspectābāmus exspectābātis exspectābant
future exspectābō exspectābis exspectābit exspectābimus exspectābitis exspectābunt
perfect exspectāvī exspectāvistī, exspectāstī1 exspectāvit exspectāvimus exspectāvistis, exspectāstis1 exspectāvērunt, exspectāvēre
pluperfect exspectāveram exspectāverās exspectāverat exspectāverāmus exspectāverātis exspectāverant
future perfect exspectāverō exspectāveris exspectāverit exspectāverimus exspectāveritis exspectāverint
passive present exspector exspectāris, exspectāre exspectātur exspectāmur exspectāminī exspectantur
imperfect exspectābar exspectābāris, exspectābāre exspectābātur exspectābāmur exspectābāminī exspectābantur
future exspectābor exspectāberis, exspectābere exspectābitur exspectābimur exspectābiminī exspectābuntur
perfect exspectātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect exspectātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect exspectātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present exspectem exspectēs exspectet exspectēmus exspectētis exspectent
imperfect exspectārem exspectārēs exspectāret exspectārēmus exspectārētis exspectārent
perfect exspectāverim exspectāverīs exspectāverit exspectāverīmus exspectāverītis exspectāverint
pluperfect exspectāvissem, exspectāssem1 exspectāvissēs, exspectāssēs1 exspectāvisset, exspectāsset1 exspectāvissēmus, exspectāssēmus1 exspectāvissētis, exspectāssētis1 exspectāvissent, exspectāssent1
passive present exspecter exspectēris, exspectēre exspectētur exspectēmur exspectēminī exspectentur
imperfect exspectārer exspectārēris, exspectārēre exspectārētur exspectārēmur exspectārēminī exspectārentur
perfect exspectātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect exspectātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present exspectā exspectāte
future exspectātō exspectātō exspectātōte exspectantō
passive present exspectāre exspectāminī
future exspectātor exspectātor exspectantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives exspectāre exspectāvisse, exspectāsse1 exspectātūrum esse exspectārī exspectātum esse exspectātum īrī
participles exspectāns exspectātūrus exspectātus exspectandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
exspectandī exspectandō exspectandum exspectandō exspectātum exspectātū

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


  • English: expect
  • Spanish: expectar
  • French: expectative