From dē- (away, from) +‎ serō (I bind, join).



dēserō (present infinitive dēserere, perfect active dēseruī, supine dēsertum); third conjugation

  1. I leave, depart, desert, quit
  2. I forsake, abandon, give up
  3. I let down


   Conjugation of dēserō (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dēserō dēseris dēserit dēserimus dēseritis dēserunt
imperfect dēserēbam dēserēbās dēserēbat dēserēbāmus dēserēbātis dēserēbant
future dēseram dēserēs dēseret dēserēmus dēserētis dēserent
perfect dēseruī dēseruistī dēseruit dēseruimus dēseruistis dēseruērunt, dēseruēre
pluperfect dēserueram dēseruerās dēseruerat dēseruerāmus dēseruerātis dēseruerant
future perfect dēseruerō dēserueris dēseruerit dēseruerimus dēserueritis dēseruerint
passive present dēseror dēsereris, dēserere dēseritur dēserimur dēseriminī dēseruntur
imperfect dēserēbar dēserēbāris, dēserēbāre dēserēbātur dēserēbāmur dēserēbāminī dēserēbantur
future dēserar dēserēris, dēserēre dēserētur dēserēmur dēserēminī dēserentur
perfect dēsertus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect dēsertus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect dēsertus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dēseram dēserās dēserat dēserāmus dēserātis dēserant
imperfect dēsererem dēsererēs dēsereret dēsererēmus dēsererētis dēsererent
perfect dēseruerim dēseruerīs dēseruerit dēseruerīmus dēseruerītis dēseruerint
pluperfect dēseruissem dēseruissēs dēseruisset dēseruissēmus dēseruissētis dēseruissent
passive present dēserar dēserāris, dēserāre dēserātur dēserāmur dēserāminī dēserantur
imperfect dēsererer dēsererēris, dēsererēre dēsererētur dēsererēmur dēsererēminī dēsererentur
perfect dēsertus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect dēsertus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dēsere dēserite
future dēseritō dēseritō dēseritōte dēseruntō
passive present dēserere dēseriminī
future dēseritor dēseritor dēseruntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives dēserere dēseruisse dēsertūrum esse dēserī dēsertum esse dēsertum īrī
participles dēserēns dēsertūrus dēsertus dēserendus, dēserundus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
dēserendī dēserendō dēserendum dēserendō dēsertum dēsertū


  • English: desert
  • Italian: disertare
  • Spanish: desertar


  • desero in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • desero in Charlton T. Lewis, An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1891
  • desero in Gaffiot, Félix, Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, 1934
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden, Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co., 1894
    • to deviate from the path of virtue: honestatem deserere
    • to fulfil one's duty in every detail: nullam officii partem deserere
    • to neglect one's duty: officium suum deserere, neglegere
    • to leave fertile ground untilled: agros fertiles deserere
    • to have a taste for agriculture: agriculturae studere (opp. agriculturam deserere)
    • to give up the fight: proelium deserere
    • (ambiguous) to be abandoned by good luck: a fortuna desertum, derelictum esse