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persolvō (present infinitive persolvere, perfect active persolvī, supine persolūtum); third conjugation

  1. I release or discharge
  2. I pay, pay out or render


   Conjugation of persolvo (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present persolvō persolvis persolvit persolvimus persolvitis persolvunt
imperfect persolvēbam persolvēbās persolvēbat persolvēbāmus persolvēbātis persolvēbant
future persolvam persolvēs persolvet persolvēmus persolvētis persolvent
perfect persolvī persolvistī persolvit persolvimus persolvistis persolvērunt, persolvēre
pluperfect persolveram persolverās persolverat persolverāmus persolverātis persolverant
future perfect persolverō persolveris persolverit persolverimus persolveritis persolverint
passive present persolvor persolveris, persolvere persolvitur persolvimur persolviminī persolvuntur
imperfect persolvēbar persolvēbāris, persolvēbāre persolvēbātur persolvēbāmur persolvēbāminī persolvēbantur
future persolvar persolvēris, persolvēre persolvētur persolvēmur persolvēminī persolventur
perfect persolūtus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect persolūtus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect persolūtus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present persolvam persolvās persolvat persolvāmus persolvātis persolvant
imperfect persolverem persolverēs persolveret persolverēmus persolverētis persolverent
perfect persolverim persolverīs persolverit persolverimus persolveritis persolverint
pluperfect persolvissem persolvissēs persolvisset persolvissēmus persolvissētis persolvissent
passive present persolvar persolvāris, persolvāre persolvātur persolvāmur persolvāminī persolvantur
imperfect persolverer persolverēris, persolverēre persolverētur persolverēmur persolverēminī persolverentur
perfect persolūtus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect persolūtus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present persolve persolvite
future persolvitō persolvitō persolvitōte persolvuntō
passive present persolvere persolviminī
future persolvitor persolvitor persolvuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives persolvere persolvisse persolūtūrus esse persolvī persolūtus esse persolūtum īrī
participles persolvēns persolūtūrus persolūtus persolvendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
persolvere persolvendī persolvendō persolvendum persolūtum persolūtū

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  • persolvo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • persolvo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • persolvo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book, London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to reward a man according to his deserts: meritum praemium alicui persolvere
    • to fulfil a promise: fidem persolvere
    • to accomplish, pay a vow: vota solvere, persolvere, reddere
    • to suffer punishment: poenas dependere, expendere, solvere, persolvere
    • to pay the troops: stipendium dare, numerare, persolvere militibus