Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search



From per ‎(through) + sequor ‎(follow).



persequor ‎(present infinitive persequī, perfect active persecūtus sum); third conjugation, deponent

  1. I follow perseveringly, continue to follow; search through; pursue.
  2. I seek to obtain, strive after, seek out.
  3. I follow the teaching or example of someone, imitate.
  4. I follow up with action, execute, bring about, do, accomplish.
  5. (in a hostile manner) I pursue, chase, hunt; avenge, take vengeance upon someone or something; prosecute.
  6. (in writing) I follow, take down, minute down, keep pace with, record.
  7. (in speech or writing) I relate, recount, describe, explain.
  8. (intransitive) I follow or come after.


   Conjugation of persequor (third conjugation, deponent)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present persequor persequeris, persequere persequitur persequimur persequiminī persequuntur
imperfect persequēbar persequēbāris, persequēbāre persequēbātur persequēbāmur persequēbāminī persequēbantur
future persequar persequēris, persequēre persequētur persequēmur persequēminī persequentur
perfect persecūtus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect persecūtus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect persecūtus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present persequar persequāris, persequāre persequātur persequāmur persequāminī persequantur
imperfect persequerer persequerēris, persequerēre persequerētur persequerēmur persequerēminī persequerentur
perfect persecūtus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect persecūtus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present persequere persequiminī
future persequitor persequitor persequuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives persequī persecūtus esse persecūtūrus esse persecūtum īrī
participles persequēns persecūtus persecūtūrus persequendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
persequī persequendī persequendō persequendum persecūtum persecūtū


Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]



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