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From prō + trahō ‎(drag).



prōtrahō ‎(present infinitive prōtrahere, perfect active prōtraxī, supine prōtractum); third conjugation

  1. I drag, pull, draw or bring forth or out (to a place).
  2. I bring to light, discover, disclose, reveal, expose, betray.
  3. I lengthen out something as to time; prolong, protract, defer.
  4. I extend, increase.


   Conjugation of protraho (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present prōtrahō prōtrahis prōtrahit prōtrahimus prōtrahitis prōtrahunt
imperfect prōtrahēbam prōtrahēbās prōtrahēbat prōtrahēbāmus prōtrahēbātis prōtrahēbant
future prōtraham prōtrahēs prōtrahet prōtrahēmus prōtrahētis prōtrahent
perfect prōtraxī prōtraxistī prōtraxit prōtraximus prōtraxistis prōtraxērunt, prōtraxēre
pluperfect prōtraxeram prōtraxerās prōtraxerat prōtraxerāmus prōtraxerātis prōtraxerant
future perfect prōtraxerō prōtraxeris prōtraxerit prōtraxerimus prōtraxeritis prōtraxerint
passive present prōtrahor prōtraheris, prōtrahere prōtrahitur prōtrahimur prōtrahiminī prōtrahuntur
imperfect prōtrahēbar prōtrahēbāris, prōtrahēbāre prōtrahēbātur prōtrahēbāmur prōtrahēbāminī prōtrahēbantur
future prōtrahar prōtrahēris, prōtrahēre prōtrahētur prōtrahēmur prōtrahēminī prōtrahentur
perfect prōtractus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect prōtractus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect prōtractus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present prōtraham prōtrahās prōtrahat prōtrahāmus prōtrahātis prōtrahant
imperfect prōtraherem prōtraherēs prōtraheret prōtraherēmus prōtraherētis prōtraherent
perfect prōtraxerim prōtraxerīs prōtraxerit prōtraxerīmus prōtraxerītis prōtraxerint
pluperfect prōtraxissem prōtraxissēs prōtraxisset prōtraxissēmus prōtraxissētis prōtraxissent
passive present prōtrahar prōtrahāris, prōtrahāre prōtrahātur prōtrahāmur prōtrahāminī prōtrahantur
imperfect prōtraherer prōtraherēris, prōtraherēre prōtraherētur prōtraherēmur prōtraherēminī prōtraherentur
perfect prōtractus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect prōtractus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present prōtrahe prōtrahite
future prōtrahitō prōtrahitō prōtrahitōte prōtrahuntō
passive present prōtrahere prōtrahiminī
future prōtrahitor prōtrahitor prōtrahuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives prōtrahere prōtraxisse prōtractūrus esse prōtrahī prōtractus esse prōtractum īrī
participles prōtrahēns prōtractūrus prōtractus prōtrahendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
prōtrahere prōtrahendī prōtrahendō prōtrahendum prōtractum prōtractū

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