From ob- + sequor (“follow”).
obsequor (present infinitive obsequī, perfect active obsecūtus sum); third conjugation, deponent
- (with dative) I accommodate myself to the will of another person; comply with, yield to, gratify, oblige, humor, submit.
- I yield to, devote myself to, give myself up to or indulge in something.
- (of inanimate things) I am yielding, pliant or ductile.
- obsequor in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- obsequor in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
- “obsequor” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
- Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book, London: Macmillan and Co.
- to comply with a person's wishes; to humour: alicui morem gerere, obsequi
- to grant a request: precibus obsequi
- to satisfy a person's wishes: voluntati alicuius satisfacere, obsequi
- to follow one's inclinations: studiis suis obsequi (De Or. 1. 1. 3)