From ex- +‎ quaerō (seek).



exquīrō (present infinitive exquīrere, perfect active exquīsīvī, supine exquīsītum); third conjugation

  1. I seek out, search for or hunt up.
  2. I inquire into.


   Conjugation of exquīrō (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present exquīrō exquīris exquīrit exquīrimus exquīritis exquīrunt
imperfect exquīrēbam exquīrēbās exquīrēbat exquīrēbāmus exquīrēbātis exquīrēbant
future exquīram exquīrēs exquīret exquīrēmus exquīrētis exquīrent
perfect exquīsīvī exquīsīvistī exquīsīvit exquīsīvimus exquīsīvistis exquīsīvērunt,
pluperfect exquīsīveram exquīsīverās exquīsīverat exquīsīverāmus exquīsīverātis exquīsīverant
future perfect exquīsīverō exquīsīveris exquīsīverit exquīsīverimus exquīsīveritis exquīsīverint
passive present exquīror exquīreris,
exquīritur exquīrimur exquīriminī exquīruntur
imperfect exquīrēbar exquīrēbāris,
exquīrēbātur exquīrēbāmur exquīrēbāminī exquīrēbantur
future exquīrar exquīrēris,
exquīrētur exquīrēmur exquīrēminī exquīrentur
perfect exquīsītus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect exquīsītus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect exquīsītus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present exquīram exquīrās exquīrat exquīrāmus exquīrātis exquīrant
imperfect exquīrerem exquīrerēs exquīreret exquīrerēmus exquīrerētis exquīrerent
perfect exquīsīverim exquīsīverīs exquīsīverit exquīsīverīmus exquīsīverītis exquīsīverint
pluperfect exquīsīvissem exquīsīvissēs exquīsīvisset exquīsīvissēmus exquīsīvissētis exquīsīvissent
passive present exquīrar exquīrāris,
exquīrātur exquīrāmur exquīrāminī exquīrantur
imperfect exquīrerer exquīrerēris,
exquīrerētur exquīrerēmur exquīrerēminī exquīrerentur
perfect exquīsītus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect exquīsītus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present exquīre exquīrite
future exquīritō exquīritō exquīritōte exquīruntō
passive present exquīrere exquīriminī
future exquīritor exquīritor exquīruntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives exquīrere exquīsīvisse exquīsītūrum esse exquīrī exquīsītum esse exquīsītum īrī
participles exquīrēns exquīsītūrus exquīsītus exquīrendus,
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
exquīrendī exquīrendō exquīrendum exquīrendō exquīsītum exquīsītū

Derived termsEdit


  • English: exquire


  • exquiro”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • exquiro”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • exquiro in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette