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From dē- +‎ cēdō.



dēcēdō (present infinitive dēcēdere, perfect active dēcessī, supine dēcessum); third conjugation

  1. I withdraw, retire, depart, leave or go away
  2. I desert or abandon
  3. I yield, make way, step aside
  4. I die
  5. I subside
  6. I disappear


   Conjugation of dēcēdō (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dēcēdō dēcēdis dēcēdit dēcēdimus dēcēditis dēcēdunt
imperfect dēcēdēbam dēcēdēbās dēcēdēbat dēcēdēbāmus dēcēdēbātis dēcēdēbant
future dēcēdam dēcēdēs dēcēdet dēcēdēmus dēcēdētis dēcēdent
perfect dēcessī dēcessistī dēcessit dēcessimus dēcessistis dēcessērunt, dēcessēre
pluperfect dēcesseram dēcesserās dēcesserat dēcesserāmus dēcesserātis dēcesserant
future perfect dēcesserō dēcesseris dēcesserit dēcesserimus dēcesseritis dēcesserint
passive present dēcēdor dēcēderis, dēcēdere dēcēditur dēcēdimur dēcēdiminī dēcēduntur
imperfect dēcēdēbar dēcēdēbāris, dēcēdēbāre dēcēdēbātur dēcēdēbāmur dēcēdēbāminī dēcēdēbantur
future dēcēdar dēcēdēris, dēcēdēre dēcēdētur dēcēdēmur dēcēdēminī dēcēdentur
perfect dēcessus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect dēcessus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect dēcessus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dēcēdam dēcēdās dēcēdat dēcēdāmus dēcēdātis dēcēdant
imperfect dēcēderem dēcēderēs dēcēderet dēcēderēmus dēcēderētis dēcēderent
perfect dēcesserim dēcesserīs dēcesserit dēcesserīmus dēcesserītis dēcesserint
pluperfect dēcessissem dēcessissēs dēcessisset dēcessissēmus dēcessissētis dēcessissent
passive present dēcēdar dēcēdāris, dēcēdāre dēcēdātur dēcēdāmur dēcēdāminī dēcēdantur
imperfect dēcēderer dēcēderēris, dēcēderēre dēcēderētur dēcēderēmur dēcēderēminī dēcēderentur
perfect dēcessus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect dēcessus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dēcēde dēcēdite
future dēcēditō dēcēditō dēcēditōte dēcēduntō
passive present dēcēdere dēcēdiminī
future dēcēditor dēcēditor dēcēduntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives dēcēdere dēcessisse dēcessūrum esse dēcēdī dēcessum esse dēcessum īrī
participles dēcēdēns dēcessūrus dēcessus dēcēdendus, dēcēdundus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
dēcēdendī dēcēdendō dēcēdendum dēcēdendō dēcessum dēcessū

Derived termsEdit


  • English: deceased, decede
  • French: décéder
  • Italian: decedere


  • decedo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • decedo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • decedo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • make way for any one: (de via) decedere alicui
    • to quit a place for ever: decedere loco, de, ex loco
    • to depart this life: (de) vita decedere or merely decedere
    • to die young: mature decedere
    • to give up one's opinion: de sententia sua decedere
    • to retire from the stage: de scaena decedere
    • to neglect one's duty: de, ab officio decedere
    • to give up, lay down office (usually at the end of one's term of office): de potestate decedere
    • to waive one's right: de iure suo decedere or cedere