From con- (“with, together”) + faciō (“do, make”). Compare with condō (from the same root).
cōnficiō (present infinitive cōnficere, perfect active cōnfēcī, supine cōnfectum); third conjugation iō-variant
- I prepare, accomplish, complete, execute; settle, close a bargain; traverse.
- I produce, cause, bring about, effect, secure
- I finish, end, spend, pass, complete.
- I procure, bring together, collect, produce, prepare.
- I perform, celebrate.
- (philosophy) I show, deduce, demonstrate.
- (figuratively) I diminish, lessen; destroy, kill, wear out, consume, exhaust, break up.
- conficio in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- conficio in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
- conficio in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
- Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book, London: Macmillan and Co.
- to run its course in the sky: cursum conficere in caelo
- to freeze to death: frigore confici
- to accomplish a long journey: longam viam conficere
- to finish one's career: vitae cursum or curriculum conficere
- to die of starvation: fame confici, perire, interire
- to execute a commission: mandatum exsequi, persequi, conficere
- to arrange, settle a matter: negotium conficere, expedire, transigere
- to compose a speech: orationem conficere
- to compose, compile a book: librum conficere, componere (De Sen. 1. 2)
- to be wasted with grief; to die of grief: dolore confici, tabescere
- anxiety gnaws at the heart and incapacitates it: aegritudo exest animum planeque conficit (Tusc. 3. 13. 27)
- to be wasting away with grief: aegritudine, curis confici
- to be worn out, almost dead with anxiety: angoribus confici (Phil. 2. 15. 37)
- to digest food: cibum concoquere, conficere
- to settle, finish a transaction: negotium (rem) conficere, absolvere
- to keep the accounts (day-book) carefully: rationem diligenter conficere
- to raise an army: exercitum conficere (Imp. Pomp. 21. 61)
- to terminate a war (by force of arms and defeat of one's opponents): bellum conficere, perficere
- to traverse a route: iter conficere (B. C. 1. 70)
- to finish one's voyage: cursum conficere (Att. 5. 12. 1)
- conficio in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700, pre-publication website, 2005-2016