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From per- (through) +‎ dūcō (lead).



perdūcō (present infinitive perdūcere, perfect active perdūxī, supine perductum); third conjugation, irregular short imperative

  1. I lead, conduct, convey, carry, guide or bring through or to a place; deliver.
  2. I spread over, bedaub, coat, besmear.
  3. I rub out, erase, cross through.
  4. I take a drink, drink off or up, quaff, drain.
  5. (figuratively) I bring, carry or guide someone or something to a certain condition.
  6. (figuratively) I draw out, lengthen, prolong, continue; spend, pass.
  7. (figuratively) I draw or bring over, win over, persuade, induce.


   Conjugation of perduco (third conjugation, irregular short imperative)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present perdūcō perdūcis perdūcit perdūcimus perdūcitis perdūcunt
imperfect perdūcēbam perdūcēbās perdūcēbat perdūcēbāmus perdūcēbātis perdūcēbant
future perdūcam perdūcēs perdūcet perdūcēmus perdūcētis perdūcent
perfect perdūxī perdūxistī perdūxit perdūximus perdūxistis perdūxērunt, perdūxēre
pluperfect perdūxeram perdūxerās perdūxerat perdūxerāmus perdūxerātis perdūxerant
future perfect perdūxerō perdūxeris perdūxerit perdūxerimus perdūxeritis perdūxerint
passive present perdūcor perdūceris, perdūcere perdūcitur perdūcimur perdūciminī perdūcuntur
imperfect perdūcēbar perdūcēbāris, perdūcēbāre perdūcēbātur perdūcēbāmur perdūcēbāminī perdūcēbantur
future perdūcar perdūcēris, perdūcēre perdūcētur perdūcēmur perdūcēminī perdūcentur
perfect perductus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect perductus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect perductus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present perdūcam perdūcās perdūcat perdūcāmus perdūcātis perdūcant
imperfect perdūcerem perdūcerēs perdūceret perdūcerēmus perdūcerētis perdūcerent
perfect perdūxerim perdūxerīs perdūxerit perdūxerīmus perdūxerītis perdūxerint
pluperfect perdūxissem perdūxissēs perdūxisset perdūxissēmus perdūxissētis perdūxissent
passive present perdūcar perdūcāris, perdūcāre perdūcātur perdūcāmur perdūcāminī perdūcantur
imperfect perdūcerer perdūcerēris, perdūcerēre perdūcerētur perdūcerēmur perdūcerēminī perdūcerentur
perfect perductus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect perductus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present perdūc, perdūce perdūcite
future perdūcitō perdūcitō perdūcitōte perdūcuntō
passive present perdūcere perdūciminī
future perdūcitor perdūcitor perdūcuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives perdūcere perdūxisse perductūrus esse perdūcī perductus esse perductum īrī
participles perdūcēns perductūrus perductus perdūcendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
perdūcere perdūcendī perdūcendō perdūcendum perductum perductū

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  • perduco in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • perduco in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • perduco in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to reach one's hundredth year, to live to be a hundred: vitam ad annum centesimum perducere
    • to finish, complete, fulfil, accomplish a thing: ad exitum aliquid perducere
    • to bring to the highest perfection: ad summum perducere
    • to win a man over to one's own way of thinking: aliquem ad suam sententiam perducere or in suam sententiam adducere
    • to elevate to the highest dignity: aliquem ad summam dignitatem perducere (B. G. 7. 39)