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See also: laudó, laudò, and laŭdo




  1. first-person singular present indicative of laudare




From laus (praise, commendation) +‎ .


  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈlau̯.doː/, [ˈɫ̪äu̯d̪oː]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈlau̯.do/, [ˈlɑːu̯d̪ɔ]
  • (file)


laudō (present infinitive laudāre, perfect active laudāvī, supine laudātum); first conjugation

  1. I praise, laud, extol
  2. I commend, honor
  3. I eulogize
  4. I compliment
  5. I quote, cite (implying doing so with approbation)


   Conjugation of laudō (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present laudō laudās laudat laudāmus laudātis laudant
imperfect laudābam laudābās laudābat laudābāmus laudābātis laudābant
future laudābō laudābis laudābit laudābimus laudābitis laudābunt
perfect laudāvī laudāvistī, laudāstī2 laudāvit laudāvimus laudāvistis, laudāstis2 laudāvērunt, laudāvēre
pluperfect laudāveram laudāverās laudāverat laudāverāmus laudāverātis laudāverant
future perfect laudāverō laudāveris laudāverit laudāverimus laudāveritis laudāverint
passive present laudor laudāris, laudāre laudātur laudāmur laudāminī laudantur
imperfect laudābar laudābāris, laudābāre laudābātur laudābāmur laudābāminī laudābantur
future laudābor laudāberis, laudābere laudābitur laudābimur laudābiminī laudābuntur
perfect laudātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect laudātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect laudātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present laudem laudēs laudet laudēmus laudētis laudent
imperfect laudārem laudārēs laudāret laudārēmus laudārētis laudārent
perfect laudāverim laudāverīs laudāverit laudāverīmus laudāverītis laudāverint
pluperfect laudāvissem, laudāssem2 laudāvissēs, laudāssēs2 laudāvisset, laudāsset2 laudāvissēmus, laudāssēmus2 laudāvissētis, laudāssētis2 laudāvissent, laudāssent2
passive present lauder laudēris, laudēre laudētur laudēmur laudēminī laudentur
imperfect laudārer laudārēris, laudārēre laudārētur laudārēmur laudārēminī laudārentur
perfect laudātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect laudātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present laudā laudāte
future laudātō laudātō laudātōte laudantō
passive present laudāre laudāminī
future laudātor laudātor laudantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives laudāre laudāvisse, laudāsse2 laudātūrum esse laudārī, laudārier1 laudātum esse laudātum īrī
participles laudāns laudātūrus laudātus laudandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
laudandī laudandō laudandum laudandō laudātum laudātū

1The present passive infinitive in -ier is a rare poetic form which is attested for this verb.
2At least one rare poetic syncopated perfect form is attested.

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  • laudo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • laudo in Charlton T. Lewis, An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1891
  • laudo in Gaffiot, Félix, Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, 1934
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden, Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co., 1894
    • to praise a man to his face: aliquem coram, in os or praesentem laudare
    • (ambiguous) to praise, extol, commend a person: laudem tribuere, impertire alicui
    • (ambiguous) to spread a person's praises: alicuius laudes praedicare
    • (ambiguous) to win golden opinions from every one: omnium undique laudem colligere
    • (ambiguous) to win golden opinions from every one: maximam ab omnibus laudem adipisci
    • (ambiguous) to confer distinction on a person; to redound to his credit: laudem afferre
    • (ambiguous) to be guided by ambition: laudem, gloriam quaerere
    • (ambiguous) to detract from a person's reputation, wilfully underestimate a person: alicuius famam, laudem imminuere
    • (ambiguous) to render obscure, eclipse a person: obscurare alicuius gloriam, laudem, famam (not obscurare aliquem)
    • (ambiguous) to sing the praises of some one (not canere aliquem: alicuius laudes versibus persequi
    • (ambiguous) to sing the praises of some one (not canere aliquem: alicuius laudes (virtutes) canere
    • (ambiguous) to thank, glorify the immortal gods: grates, laudes agere dis immortalibus



From laudar.


  • IPA(key): /ˈlaudo/, [ˈlau̯.ð̞o]


laudo m (plural laudos)

  1. (law) ruling, decision
  2. (law) arbitration award



  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of laudar.

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