From in- (after) +‎ sequor (follow).[1]



īnsequor (present infinitive īnsequī, perfect active īnsecūtus sum); third conjugation, deponent

  1. I follow, follow after or upon someone or something; pursue, follow up, press upon; attack, chase.
  2. I proceed, go on.
  3. (of time) I follow, succeed.
  4. (of order) I follow, come next.
  5. I strive after, endeavour.
  6. I censure, reproach, persecute, inveigh.


   Conjugation of īnsequor (third conjugation, deponent)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present īnsequor īnsequeris, īnsequere īnsequitur īnsequimur īnsequiminī īnsequuntur
imperfect īnsequēbar īnsequēbāris, īnsequēbāre īnsequēbātur īnsequēbāmur īnsequēbāminī īnsequēbantur
future īnsequar īnsequēris, īnsequēre īnsequētur īnsequēmur īnsequēminī īnsequentur
perfect īnsecūtus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect īnsecūtus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect īnsecūtus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present īnsequar īnsequāris, īnsequāre īnsequātur īnsequāmur īnsequāminī īnsequantur
imperfect īnsequerer īnsequerēris, īnsequerēre īnsequerētur īnsequerēmur īnsequerēminī īnsequerentur
perfect īnsecūtus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect īnsecūtus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present īnsequere īnsequiminī
future īnsequitor īnsequitor īnsequuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives īnsequī īnsecūtum esse īnsecūtūrum esse
participles īnsequēns īnsecūtus īnsecūtūrus īnsequendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
īnsequendī īnsequendō īnsequendum īnsequendō īnsecūtum īnsecūtū

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  • English: ensue (via Old French)
  • French: ensuivre
  • Italian: inseguire
  • Spanish: enseguida


  1. ^ Dunkel, George E. (2014), “Lexikon [Lexicon]”, in Lexikon der indogermanischen Partikeln und Pronominalstämme [Lexicon of Indo-European Particles and Pronominal Stems] (Indogermanische Bibliothek. 2. Reihe: Wörterbücher) (in German), volume 2, Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter GmbH Heidelberg, →ISBN, pages 242

Further readingEdit

  • insequor in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • insequor in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • insequor in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to pursue the enemy: hostes insequi, prosequi