1. first-person singular present indicative of accendere




ad- (to) +‎ candeō (I am brilliant, glittering or illuminated; I shine, glitter, glisten; gleam white; I glow (with heat), I am glowing hot, I am hot)



accendō (present infinitive accendere, perfect active accendī, supine accēnsum); third conjugation

  1. I kindle or light (a fire)
  2. I inflame or arouse


   Conjugation of accendō (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present accendō accendis accendit accendimus accenditis accendunt
imperfect accendēbam accendēbās accendēbat accendēbāmus accendēbātis accendēbant
future accendam accendēs accendet accendēmus accendētis accendent
perfect accendī accendistī accendit accendimus accendistis accendērunt, accendēre
pluperfect accenderam accenderās accenderat accenderāmus accenderātis accenderant
future perfect accenderō accenderis accenderit accenderimus accenderitis accenderint
passive present accendor accenderis, accendere accenditur accendimur accendiminī accenduntur
imperfect accendēbar accendēbāris, accendēbāre accendēbātur accendēbāmur accendēbāminī accendēbantur
future accendar accendēris, accendēre accendētur accendēmur accendēminī accendentur
perfect accēnsus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect accēnsus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect accēnsus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present accendam accendās accendat accendāmus accendātis accendant
imperfect accenderem accenderēs accenderet accenderēmus accenderētis accenderent
perfect accenderim accenderīs accenderit accenderīmus accenderītis accenderint
pluperfect accendissem accendissēs accendisset accendissēmus accendissētis accendissent
passive present accendar accendāris, accendāre accendātur accendāmur accendāminī accendantur
imperfect accenderer accenderēris, accenderēre accenderētur accenderēmur accenderēminī accenderentur
perfect accēnsus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect accēnsus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present accende accendite
future accenditō accenditō accenditōte accenduntō
passive present accendere accendiminī
future accenditor accenditor accenduntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives accendere accendisse accēnsūrum esse accendī accēnsum esse accēnsum īrī
participles accendēns accēnsūrus accēnsus accendendus, accendundus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
accendendī accendendō accendendum accendendō accēnsum accēnsū

Derived termsEdit


  • Galician: acender
  • Ido: acendar
  • Italian: accendere
  • Portuguese: acender


  • accendo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • accendo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • accendo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to light, make a fire: ignem facere, accendere
    • to set buildings on fire: accendere, incendere aedificia
    • to fire with courage: animos militum accendere
    • to rouse a person's interest, cupidity: cupiditatem alicuius accendere