From in- +‎ statuō.



īnstituō (present infinitive īnstituere, perfect active īnstituī, supine īnstitūtum); third conjugation

  1. I set up, establish, found or institute
  2. I make (something) a habit, practice, or custom
  3. I build


   Conjugation of īnstituō (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present īnstituō īnstituis īnstituit īnstituimus īnstituitis īnstituunt
imperfect īnstituēbam īnstituēbās īnstituēbat īnstituēbāmus īnstituēbātis īnstituēbant
future īnstituam īnstituēs īnstituet īnstituēmus īnstituētis īnstituent
perfect īnstituī īnstituistī īnstituit īnstituimus īnstituistis īnstituērunt, īnstituēre
pluperfect īnstitueram īnstituerās īnstituerat īnstituerāmus īnstituerātis īnstituerant
future perfect īnstituerō īnstitueris īnstituerit īnstituerimus īnstitueritis īnstituerint
passive present īnstituor īnstitueris, īnstituere īnstituitur īnstituimur īnstituiminī īnstituuntur
imperfect īnstituēbar īnstituēbāris, īnstituēbāre īnstituēbātur īnstituēbāmur īnstituēbāminī īnstituēbantur
future īnstituar īnstituēris, īnstituēre īnstituētur īnstituēmur īnstituēminī īnstituentur
perfect īnstitūtus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect īnstitūtus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect īnstitūtus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present īnstituam īnstituās īnstituat īnstituāmus īnstituātis īnstituant
imperfect īnstituerem īnstituerēs īnstitueret īnstituerēmus īnstituerētis īnstituerent
perfect īnstituerim īnstituerīs īnstituerit īnstituerīmus īnstituerītis īnstituerint
pluperfect īnstituissem īnstituissēs īnstituisset īnstituissēmus īnstituissētis īnstituissent
passive present īnstituar īnstituāris, īnstituāre īnstituātur īnstituāmur īnstituāminī īnstituantur
imperfect īnstituerer īnstituerēris, īnstituerēre īnstituerētur īnstituerēmur īnstituerēminī īnstituerentur
perfect īnstitūtus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect īnstitūtus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present īnstitue īnstituite
future īnstituitō īnstituitō īnstituitōte īnstituuntō
passive present īnstituere īnstituiminī
future īnstituitor īnstituitor īnstituuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives īnstituere īnstituisse īnstitūtūrum esse īnstituī īnstitūtum esse īnstitūtum īrī
participles īnstituēns īnstitūtūrus īnstitūtus īnstituendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
īnstituendī īnstituendō īnstituendum īnstituendō īnstitūtum īnstitūtū

Derived termsEdit



  • instituo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • instituo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • instituo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to teach a person refinement: aliquem ad humanitatem informare or instituere
    • to receive instruction from some one: institui or erudiri ab aliquo
    • (ambiguous) a theme, subject proposed for discussion: institutum or id quod institui
    • to introduce a new religion, a new cult: novas religiones instituere
    • to enter into conversation with some one: sermonem conferre, instituere, ordiri cum aliquo
    • to raise towers: turres instituere, exstruere
    • to build a ship, a fleet: navem, classem aedificare, facere, efficere, instituere
    • (ambiguous) a theme, subject proposed for discussion: institutum or id quod institui
    • (ambiguous) to remain true to one's principles: institutum tenere




  1. first-person singular present indicative of instituir