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From in- +‎ haereō (cleave, cling).



inhaereō (present infinitive inhaerēre, perfect active inhaesī, supine inhaesum); second conjugation, no passive

  1. to stick or inhere in; stick, cleave, hang or adhere to; hold on to
    Synonym: haereo
  2. (figuratively) to cling or adhere to, engage deeply or closely in; to be closely connected with


  • This verb has only limited passive conjugation; only third-person passive forms are attested in surviving sources.
   Conjugation of inhaereō (second conjugation, active only)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present inhaereō inhaerēs inhaeret inhaerēmus inhaerētis inhaerent
imperfect inhaerēbam inhaerēbās inhaerēbat inhaerēbāmus inhaerēbātis inhaerēbant
future inhaerēbō inhaerēbis inhaerēbit inhaerēbimus inhaerēbitis inhaerēbunt
perfect inhaesī inhaesistī inhaesit inhaesimus inhaesistis inhaesērunt,
pluperfect inhaeseram inhaeserās inhaeserat inhaeserāmus inhaeserātis inhaeserant
future perfect inhaeserō inhaeseris inhaeserit inhaeserimus inhaeseritis inhaeserint
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present inhaeream inhaereās inhaereat inhaereāmus inhaereātis inhaereant
imperfect inhaerērem inhaerērēs inhaerēret inhaerērēmus inhaerērētis inhaerērent
perfect inhaeserim inhaeserīs inhaeserit inhaeserīmus inhaeserītis inhaeserint
pluperfect inhaesissem inhaesissēs inhaesisset inhaesissēmus inhaesissētis inhaesissent
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present inhaerē inhaerēte
future inhaerētō inhaerētō inhaerētōte inhaerentō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives inhaerēre inhaesisse inhaesūrum esse
participles inhaerēns inhaesūrus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
inhaerendī inhaerendō inhaerendum inhaerendō inhaesum inhaesū

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  • English: inhere
  • Italian: inerire
  • Portuguese: inerir


  • inhaereo”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • inhaereo”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • inhaereo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • he is in a suspicious mood: suspicio ei penitus inhaeret
    • to be on the heels of the enemy: tergis hostium inhaerere