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Found in Late Latin. From prae- +‎ pōnō.



praepōnō (present infinitive praepōnere, perfect active praeposuī, supine praepositum); third conjugation

  1. I place in command, in front of or before.

Usage notes[edit]

  • I put X (accusative) in front of Y (dative).

Me tibi praepono - I put me in front of you


   Conjugation of praepono (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present praepōnō praepōnis praepōnit praepōnimus praepōnitis praepōnunt
imperfect praepōnēbam praepōnēbās praepōnēbat praepōnēbāmus praepōnēbātis praepōnēbant
future praepōnam praepōnēs praepōnet praepōnēmus praepōnētis praepōnent
perfect praeposuī praeposuistī praeposuit praeposuimus praeposuistis praeposuērunt, praeposuēre
pluperfect praeposueram praeposuerās praeposuerat praeposuerāmus praeposuerātis praeposuerant
future perfect praeposuerō praeposueris praeposuerit praeposuerimus praeposueritis praeposuerint
passive present praepōnor praepōneris, praepōnere praepōnitur praepōnimur praepōniminī praepōnuntur
imperfect praepōnēbar praepōnēbāris, praepōnēbāre praepōnēbātur praepōnēbāmur praepōnēbāminī praepōnēbantur
future praepōnar praepōnēris, praepōnēre praepōnētur praepōnēmur praepōnēminī praepōnentur
perfect praepositus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect praepositus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect praepositus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present praepōnam praepōnās praepōnat praepōnāmus praepōnātis praepōnant
imperfect praepōnerem praepōnerēs praepōneret praepōnerēmus praepōnerētis praepōnerent
perfect praeposuerim praeposuerīs praeposuerit praeposuerīmus praeposuerītis praeposuerint
pluperfect praeposuissem praeposuissēs praeposuisset praeposuissēmus praeposuissētis praeposuissent
passive present praepōnar praepōnāris, praepōnāre praepōnātur praepōnāmur praepōnāminī praepōnantur
imperfect praepōnerer praepōnerēris, praepōnerēre praepōnerētur praepōnerēmur praepōnerēminī praepōnerentur
perfect praepositus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect praepositus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present praepōne praepōnite
future praepōnitō praepōnitō praepōnitōte praepōnuntō
passive present praepōnere praepōniminī
future praepōnitor praepōnitor praepōnuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives praepōnere praeposuisse praepositūrus esse praepōnī praepositus esse praepositum īrī
participles praepōnēns praepositūrus praepositus praepōnendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
praepōnere praepōnendī praepōnendō praepōnendum praepositum praepositū



  • praepono in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • praepono in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • praepono in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to appoint some one to an office: muneri aliquem praeficere, praeponere
  • praepono in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016