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From labefaciō.



labefactō (present infinitive labefactāre, perfect active labefactāvī, supine labefactātum); first conjugation

  1. I weaken; I cause to shake or totter.
  2. I destroy, ruin.
  3. (figuratively) I overthrow.


   Conjugation of labefacto (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present labefactō labefactās labefactat labefactāmus labefactātis labefactant
imperfect labefactābam labefactābās labefactābat labefactābāmus labefactābātis labefactābant
future labefactābō labefactābis labefactābit labefactābimus labefactābitis labefactābunt
perfect labefactāvī labefactāvistī labefactāvit labefactāvimus labefactāvistis labefactāvērunt, labefactāvēre
pluperfect labefactāveram labefactāverās labefactāverat labefactāverāmus labefactāverātis labefactāverant
future perfect labefactāverō labefactāveris labefactāverit labefactāverimus labefactāveritis labefactāverint
passive present labefactor labefactāris, labefactāre labefactātur labefactāmur labefactāminī labefactantur
imperfect labefactābar labefactābāris, labefactābāre labefactābātur labefactābāmur labefactābāminī labefactābantur
future labefactābor labefactāberis, labefactābere labefactābitur labefactābimur labefactābiminī labefactābuntur
perfect labefactātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect labefactātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect labefactātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present labefactem labefactēs labefactet labefactēmus labefactētis labefactent
imperfect labefactārem labefactārēs labefactāret labefactārēmus labefactārētis labefactārent
perfect labefactāverim labefactāverīs labefactāverit labefactāverīmus labefactāverītis labefactāverint
pluperfect labefactāvissem labefactāvissēs labefactāvisset labefactāvissēmus labefactāvissētis labefactāvissent
passive present labefacter labefactēris, labefactēre labefactētur labefactēmur labefactēminī labefactentur
imperfect labefactārer labefactārēris, labefactārēre labefactārētur labefactārēmur labefactārēminī labefactārentur
perfect labefactātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect labefactātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present labefactā labefactāte
future labefactātō labefactātō labefactātōte labefactantō
passive present labefactāre labefactāminī
future labefactātor labefactātor labefactantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives labefactāre labefactāvisse labefactātūrus esse labefactārī, labefactārier1 labefactātus esse labefactātum īrī
participles labefactāns labefactātūrus labefactātus labefactandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
labefactāre labefactandī labefactandō labefactandum labefactātum labefactātū

1The present passive infinitive in -ier is a rare poetic form which is attested for this verb.


Related terms[edit]


  • labefacto in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • labefacto in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • labefacto” 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 make a person waver in his loyalty: fidem alicuius labefactare (Cluent. 60. 194)
    • to shake the foundations of religion: religionem labefactare (vid. sect. V. 7, note In Latin metaphor...)
    • to shake the stability of the state: rem publicam labefactare