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From per + pellō ‎(push, drive).



perpellō ‎(present infinitive perpellere, perfect active perpulī, supine perpulsum); third conjugation

  1. I strike or push violently.
  2. (figuratively) I drive, urge, force, enforce, constrain, compel, prevail upon; influence.


   Conjugation of perpello (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present perpellō perpellis perpellit perpellimus perpellitis perpellunt
imperfect perpellēbam perpellēbās perpellēbat perpellēbāmus perpellēbātis perpellēbant
future perpellam perpellēs perpellet perpellēmus perpellētis perpellent
perfect perpulī perpulistī perpulit perpulimus perpulistis perpulērunt, perpulēre
pluperfect perpuleram perpulerās perpulerat perpulerāmus perpulerātis perpulerant
future perfect perpulerō perpuleris perpulerit perpulerimus perpuleritis perpulerint
passive present perpellor perpelleris, perpellere perpellitur perpellimur perpelliminī perpelluntur
imperfect perpellēbar perpellēbāris, perpellēbāre perpellēbātur perpellēbāmur perpellēbāminī perpellēbantur
future perpellar perpellēris, perpellēre perpellētur perpellēmur perpellēminī perpellentur
perfect perpulsus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect perpulsus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect perpulsus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present perpellam perpellās perpellat perpellāmus perpellātis perpellant
imperfect perpellerem perpellerēs perpelleret perpellerēmus perpellerētis perpellerent
perfect perpulerim perpulerīs perpulerit perpulerīmus perpulerītis perpulerint
pluperfect perpulissem perpulissēs perpulisset perpulissēmus perpulissētis perpulissent
passive present perpellar perpellāris, perpellāre perpellātur perpellāmur perpellāminī perpellantur
imperfect perpellerer perpellerēris, perpellerēre perpellerētur perpellerēmur perpellerēminī perpellerentur
perfect perpulsus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect perpulsus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present perpelle perpellite
future perpellitō perpellitō perpellitōte perpelluntō
passive present perpellere perpelliminī
future perpellitor perpellitor perpelluntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives perpellere perpulisse perpulsūrus esse perpellī perpulsus esse perpulsum īrī
participles perpellēns perpulsūrus perpulsus perpellendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
perpellere perpellendī perpellendō perpellendum perpulsum perpulsū

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  • perpello” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.