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From dē- +‎ flectō.



dēflectō (present infinitive dēflectere, perfect active dēflexī, supine dēflexum); third conjugation

  1. I bend or turn downwards or away; I deflect
  2. I digress


   Conjugation of dēflectō (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dēflectō dēflectis dēflectit dēflectimus dēflectitis dēflectunt
imperfect dēflectēbam dēflectēbās dēflectēbat dēflectēbāmus dēflectēbātis dēflectēbant
future dēflectam dēflectēs dēflectet dēflectēmus dēflectētis dēflectent
perfect dēflexī dēflexistī dēflexit dēfleximus dēflexistis dēflexērunt, dēflexēre
pluperfect dēflexeram dēflexerās dēflexerat dēflexerāmus dēflexerātis dēflexerant
future perfect dēflexerō dēflexeris dēflexerit dēflexerimus dēflexeritis dēflexerint
passive present dēflector dēflecteris, dēflectere dēflectitur dēflectimur dēflectiminī dēflectuntur
imperfect dēflectēbar dēflectēbāris, dēflectēbāre dēflectēbātur dēflectēbāmur dēflectēbāminī dēflectēbantur
future dēflectar dēflectēris, dēflectēre dēflectētur dēflectēmur dēflectēminī dēflectentur
perfect dēflexus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect dēflexus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect dēflexus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dēflectam dēflectās dēflectat dēflectāmus dēflectātis dēflectant
imperfect dēflecterem dēflecterēs dēflecteret dēflecterēmus dēflecterētis dēflecterent
perfect dēflexerim dēflexerīs dēflexerit dēflexerīmus dēflexerītis dēflexerint
pluperfect dēflexissem dēflexissēs dēflexisset dēflexissēmus dēflexissētis dēflexissent
passive present dēflectar dēflectāris, dēflectāre dēflectātur dēflectāmur dēflectāminī dēflectantur
imperfect dēflecterer dēflecterēris, dēflecterēre dēflecterētur dēflecterēmur dēflecterēminī dēflecterentur
perfect dēflexus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect dēflexus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dēflecte dēflectite
future dēflectitō dēflectitō dēflectitōte dēflectuntō
passive present dēflectere dēflectiminī
future dēflectitor dēflectitor dēflectuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives dēflectere dēflexisse dēflexūrum esse dēflectī dēflexum esse dēflexum īrī
participles dēflectēns dēflexūrus dēflexus dēflectendus, dēflectundus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
dēflectendī dēflectendō dēflectendum dēflectendō dēflexum dēflexū


  • deflecto in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • deflecto in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • deflecto in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to turn aside from the right way; to deviate: de via declinare, deflectere (also metaphorically)
    • to swerve from the truth: a veritate deflectere, desciscere
    • to digress from the point at issue: a proposito aberrare, declinare, deflectere, digredi, egredi
    • to deteriorate: a maiorum virtute desciscere, degenerare, deflectere
    • to give up old customs: a pristina consuetudine deflectere




  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of deflectar.