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From ob- +‎ sacrō (consecrate).



obsecrō (present infinitive obsecrāre, perfect active obsecrāvī, supine obsecrātum); first conjugation

  1. I entreat, implore, beseech, supplicate.


   Conjugation of obsecrō (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present obsecrō obsecrās obsecrat obsecrāmus obsecrātis obsecrant
imperfect obsecrābam obsecrābās obsecrābat obsecrābāmus obsecrābātis obsecrābant
future obsecrābō obsecrābis obsecrābit obsecrābimus obsecrābitis obsecrābunt
perfect obsecrāvī obsecrāvistī, obsecrāstī1 obsecrāvit obsecrāvimus obsecrāvistis, obsecrāstis1 obsecrāvērunt, obsecrāvēre
pluperfect obsecrāveram obsecrāverās obsecrāverat obsecrāverāmus obsecrāverātis obsecrāverant
future perfect obsecrāverō obsecrāveris obsecrāverit obsecrāverimus obsecrāveritis obsecrāverint
passive present obsecror obsecrāris, obsecrāre obsecrātur obsecrāmur obsecrāminī obsecrantur
imperfect obsecrābar obsecrābāris, obsecrābāre obsecrābātur obsecrābāmur obsecrābāminī obsecrābantur
future obsecrābor obsecrāberis, obsecrābere obsecrābitur obsecrābimur obsecrābiminī obsecrābuntur
perfect obsecrātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect obsecrātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect obsecrātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present obsecrem obsecrēs obsecret obsecrēmus obsecrētis obsecrent
imperfect obsecrārem obsecrārēs obsecrāret obsecrārēmus obsecrārētis obsecrārent
perfect obsecrāverim obsecrāverīs obsecrāverit obsecrāverīmus obsecrāverītis obsecrāverint
pluperfect obsecrāvissem, obsecrāssem1 obsecrāvissēs, obsecrāssēs1 obsecrāvisset, obsecrāsset1 obsecrāvissēmus, obsecrāssēmus1 obsecrāvissētis, obsecrāssētis1 obsecrāvissent, obsecrāssent1
passive present obsecrer obsecrēris, obsecrēre obsecrētur obsecrēmur obsecrēminī obsecrentur
imperfect obsecrārer obsecrārēris, obsecrārēre obsecrārētur obsecrārēmur obsecrārēminī obsecrārentur
perfect obsecrātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect obsecrātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present obsecrā obsecrāte
future obsecrātō obsecrātō obsecrātōte obsecrantō
passive present obsecrāre obsecrāminī
future obsecrātor obsecrātor obsecrantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives obsecrāre obsecrāvisse, obsecrāsse1 obsecrātūrum esse obsecrārī obsecrātum esse obsecrātum īrī
participles obsecrāns obsecrātūrus obsecrātus obsecrandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
obsecrandī obsecrandō obsecrandum obsecrandō obsecrātum obsecrātū

1At least one rare poetic syncopated perfect form is attested.

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  • obsecro in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • obsecro in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • obsecro in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to entreat earnestly; to make urgent requests: orare et obsecrare aliquem
    • to implore some one's protection: fidem alicuius obsecrare, implorare