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From ex- +‎ torqueō (twist, wrench).



extorqueō (present infinitive extorquēre, perfect active extorsī, supine extortum); second conjugation

  1. I extort.
  2. I tear away, twist away, wrench out.


   Conjugation of extorqueo (second conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present extorqueō extorquēs extorquet extorquēmus extorquētis extorquent
imperfect extorquēbam extorquēbās extorquēbat extorquēbāmus extorquēbātis extorquēbant
future extorquēbō extorquēbis extorquēbit extorquēbimus extorquēbitis extorquēbunt
perfect extorsī extorsistī extorsit extorsimus extorsistis extorsērunt, extorsēre
pluperfect extorseram extorserās extorserat extorserāmus extorserātis extorserant
future perfect extorserō extorseris extorserit extorserimus extorseritis extorserint
passive present extorqueor extorquēris, extorquēre extorquētur extorquēmur extorquēminī extorquentur
imperfect extorquēbar extorquēbāris, extorquēbāre extorquēbātur extorquēbāmur extorquēbāminī extorquēbantur
future extorquēbor extorquēberis, extorquēbere extorquēbitur extorquēbimur extorquēbiminī extorquēbuntur
perfect extortus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect extortus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect extortus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present extorqueam extorqueās extorqueat extorqueāmus extorqueātis extorqueant
imperfect extorquērem extorquērēs extorquēret extorquērēmus extorquērētis extorquērent
perfect extorserim extorserīs extorserit extorserīmus extorserītis extorserint
pluperfect extorsissem extorsissēs extorsisset extorsissēmus extorsissētis extorsissent
passive present extorquear extorqueāris, extorqueāre extorqueātur extorqueāmur extorqueāminī extorqueantur
imperfect extorquērer extorquērēris, extorquērēre extorquērētur extorquērēmur extorquērēminī extorquērentur
perfect extortus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect extortus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present extorquē extorquēte
future extorquētō extorquētō extorquētōte extorquentō
passive present extorquēre extorquēminī
future extorquētor extorquētor extorquentor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives extorquēre extorsisse extortūrus esse extorquērī extortus esse extortum īrī
participles extorquēns extortūrus extortus extorquendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
extorquēre extorquendī extorquendō extorquendum extortum extortū

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  • extorqueo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • extorqueo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • extorqueo” 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 wrest from a person's hand: ex or de manibus alicui or alicuius extorquere aliquid
    • to undeceive a person: alicui errorem demere, eripere, extorquere
    • to wrest weapons from some one's hands: extorquere arma e manibus