From ob- +‎ sequor (follow).



obsequor (present infinitive obsequī, perfect active obsecūtus sum); third conjugation, deponent

  1. (with dative) I accommodate myself to the will of another person; comply with, yield to, gratify, oblige, humor, submit.
  2. I yield to, devote myself to, give myself up to or indulge in something.
  3. (of inanimate things) I am yielding, pliant or ductile.


   Conjugation of obsequor (third conjugation, deponent)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present obsequor obsequeris, obsequere obsequitur obsequimur obsequiminī obsequuntur
imperfect obsequēbar obsequēbāris, obsequēbāre obsequēbātur obsequēbāmur obsequēbāminī obsequēbantur
future obsequar obsequēris, obsequēre obsequētur obsequēmur obsequēminī obsequentur
perfect obsecūtus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect obsecūtus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect obsecūtus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present obsequar obsequāris, obsequāre obsequātur obsequāmur obsequāminī obsequantur
imperfect obsequerer obsequerēris, obsequerēre obsequerētur obsequerēmur obsequerēminī obsequerentur
perfect obsecūtus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect obsecūtus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present obsequere obsequiminī
future obsequitor obsequitor obsequuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives obsequī obsecūtum esse obsecūtūrum esse
participles obsequēns obsecūtus obsecūtūrus obsequendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
obsequendī obsequendō obsequendum obsequendō obsecūtum obsecūtū

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  • obsequor in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • obsequor in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • obsequor in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to comply with a person's wishes; to humour: alicui morem gerere, obsequi
    • to grant a request: precibus obsequi
    • to satisfy a person's wishes: voluntati alicuius satisfacere, obsequi
    • to follow one's inclinations: studiis suis obsequi (De Or. 1. 1. 3)