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From sub- +‎ pleo.



suppleō (present infinitive supplēre, perfect active supplēvī, supine supplētum); second conjugation

  1. I make up the numbers, fill up, complete, make good; supply, supplement.
    • 27 BCE – 25 BCE, Titus Livius, Ab urbe condita libri 26.1
      Si supplemento opus esset, suppleret de legionibus quibus P. Cornelius pro praetore in Sicilia praeesset, []
      If reinforcements were needed, he should supply them with the legions which Publius Cornelius, propraetor, was in charge of in Sicily, []
  2. (military) I fill up, furnish with a complement, recruit.


   Conjugation of suppleo (second conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present suppleō supplēs supplet supplēmus supplētis supplent
imperfect supplēbam supplēbās supplēbat supplēbāmus supplēbātis supplēbant
future supplēbō supplēbis supplēbit supplēbimus supplēbitis supplēbunt
perfect supplēvī supplēvistī supplēvit supplēvimus supplēvistis supplēvērunt, supplēvēre
pluperfect supplēveram supplēverās supplēverat supplēverāmus supplēverātis supplēverant
future perfect supplēverō supplēveris supplēverit supplēverimus supplēveritis supplēverint
passive present suppleor supplēris, supplēre supplētur supplēmur supplēminī supplentur
imperfect supplēbar supplēbāris, supplēbāre supplēbātur supplēbāmur supplēbāminī supplēbantur
future supplēbor supplēberis, supplēbere supplēbitur supplēbimur supplēbiminī supplēbuntur
perfect supplētus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect supplētus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect supplētus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present suppleam suppleās suppleat suppleāmus suppleātis suppleant
imperfect supplērem supplērēs supplēret supplērēmus supplērētis supplērent
perfect supplēverim supplēverīs supplēverit supplēverīmus supplēverītis supplēverint
pluperfect supplēvissem supplēvissēs supplēvisset supplēvissēmus supplēvissētis supplēvissent
passive present supplear suppleāris, suppleāre suppleātur suppleāmur suppleāminī suppleantur
imperfect supplērer supplērēris, supplērēre supplērētur supplērēmur supplērēminī supplērentur
perfect supplētus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect supplētus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present supplē supplēte
future supplētō supplētō supplētōte supplentō
passive present supplēre supplēminī
future supplētor supplētor supplentor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives supplēre supplēvisse supplētūrus esse supplērī supplētus esse supplētum īrī
participles supplēns supplētūrus supplētus supplendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
supplēre supplendī supplendō supplendum supplētum supplētū

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  • suppleo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • suppleo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • suppleo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • suppleo in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016