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From prō +‎ mittō (I send).



prōmittō (present infinitive prōmittere, perfect active prōmīsī, supine prōmissum); third conjugation

  1. I send forth.
  2. I promise.


   Conjugation of prōmittō (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present prōmittō prōmittis prōmittit prōmittimus prōmittitis prōmittunt
imperfect prōmittēbam prōmittēbās prōmittēbat prōmittēbāmus prōmittēbātis prōmittēbant
future prōmittam prōmittēs prōmittet prōmittēmus prōmittētis prōmittent
perfect prōmīsī prōmīsistī prōmīsit prōmīsimus prōmīsistis prōmīsērunt, prōmīsēre
pluperfect prōmīseram prōmīserās prōmīserat prōmīserāmus prōmīserātis prōmīserant
future perfect prōmīserō prōmīseris prōmīserit prōmīserimus prōmīseritis prōmīserint
passive present prōmittor prōmitteris, prōmittere prōmittitur prōmittimur prōmittiminī prōmittuntur
imperfect prōmittēbar prōmittēbāris, prōmittēbāre prōmittēbātur prōmittēbāmur prōmittēbāminī prōmittēbantur
future prōmittar prōmittēris, prōmittēre prōmittētur prōmittēmur prōmittēminī prōmittentur
perfect prōmissus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect prōmissus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect prōmissus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present prōmittam prōmittās prōmittat prōmittāmus prōmittātis prōmittant
imperfect prōmitterem prōmitterēs prōmitteret prōmitterēmus prōmitterētis prōmitterent
perfect prōmīserim prōmīserīs prōmīserit prōmīserīmus prōmīserītis prōmīserint
pluperfect prōmīsissem prōmīsissēs prōmīsisset prōmīsissēmus prōmīsissētis prōmīsissent
passive present prōmittar prōmittāris, prōmittāre prōmittātur prōmittāmur prōmittāminī prōmittantur
imperfect prōmitterer prōmitterēris, prōmitterēre prōmitterētur prōmitterēmur prōmitterēminī prōmitterentur
perfect prōmissus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect prōmissus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present prōmitte prōmittite
future prōmittitō prōmittitō prōmittitōte prōmittuntō
passive present prōmittere prōmittiminī
future prōmittitor prōmittitor prōmittuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives prōmittere prōmīsisse prōmissūrum esse prōmittī prōmissum esse prōmissum īrī
participles prōmittēns prōmissūrus prōmissus prōmittendus, prōmittundus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
prōmittendī prōmittendō prōmittendum prōmittendō prōmissum prōmissū



  • promitto in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • promitto in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • promitto in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to grow one's hair, beard long: promittere crinem, barbam
    • to accept an invitiation to dinner: promittere (ad cenam) (Off. 3. 14. 58)
    • to promise to dine with a person: promittere ad aliquem
    • (ambiguous) to fulfil a promise: fidem (promissum) praestare