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From in- (in) +‎ flectō (I bend).



īnflectō (present infinitive īnflectere, perfect active īnflexī, supine īnflexum); third conjugation

  1. to bend, curve, bow
  2. to turn aside
  3. (figuratively) to alter, influence, affect
  4. (grammar) to mark or pronounce with a circumflex accent


   Conjugation of īnflectō (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present īnflectō īnflectis īnflectit īnflectimus īnflectitis īnflectunt
imperfect īnflectēbam īnflectēbās īnflectēbat īnflectēbāmus īnflectēbātis īnflectēbant
future īnflectam īnflectēs īnflectet īnflectēmus īnflectētis īnflectent
perfect īnflexī īnflexistī īnflexit īnfleximus īnflexistis īnflexērunt,
pluperfect īnflexeram īnflexerās īnflexerat īnflexerāmus īnflexerātis īnflexerant
future perfect īnflexerō īnflexeris īnflexerit īnflexerimus īnflexeritis īnflexerint
passive present īnflector īnflecteris,
īnflectitur īnflectimur īnflectiminī īnflectuntur
imperfect īnflectēbar īnflectēbāris,
īnflectēbātur īnflectēbāmur īnflectēbāminī īnflectēbantur
future īnflectar īnflectēris,
īnflectētur īnflectēmur īnflectēminī īnflectentur
perfect īnflexus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect īnflexus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect īnflexus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present īnflectam īnflectās īnflectat īnflectāmus īnflectātis īnflectant
imperfect īnflecterem īnflecterēs īnflecteret īnflecterēmus īnflecterētis īnflecterent
perfect īnflexerim īnflexerīs īnflexerit īnflexerīmus īnflexerītis īnflexerint
pluperfect īnflexissem īnflexissēs īnflexisset īnflexissēmus īnflexissētis īnflexissent
passive present īnflectar īnflectāris,
īnflectātur īnflectāmur īnflectāminī īnflectantur
imperfect īnflecterer īnflecterēris,
īnflecterētur īnflecterēmur īnflecterēminī īnflecterentur
perfect īnflexus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect īnflexus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present īnflecte īnflectite
future īnflectitō īnflectitō īnflectitōte īnflectuntō
passive present īnflectere īnflectiminī
future īnflectitor īnflectitor īnflectuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives īnflectere īnflexisse īnflexūrum esse īnflectī īnflexum esse īnflexum īrī
participles īnflectēns īnflexūrus īnflexus īnflectendus,
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
īnflectendī īnflectendō īnflectendum īnflectendō īnflexum īnflexū


  • English: inflect
  • Italian: inflettere


  • inflecto”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • inflecto”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • inflecto in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette