Latin edit

Etymology edit

From prō +‎ mittō (I send).

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

prōmittō (present infinitive prōmittere, perfect active prōmīsī, supine prōmissum); third conjugation

  1. to send forth
  2. to promise
    Synonyms: dēspondeō, voveō, spondeō, ostentō, profiteor, polliceor, stipulor, pangō

Conjugation edit

   Conjugation of prōmittō (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present prōmittō prōmittis prōmittit prōmittimus prōmittitis prōmittunt
imperfect prōmittēbam prōmittēbās prōmittēbat prōmittēbāmus prōmittēbātis prōmittēbant
future prōmittam prōmittēs prōmittet prōmittēmus prōmittētis prōmittent
perfect prōmīsī prōmīsistī prōmīsit prōmīsimus prōmīsistis prōmīsērunt,
pluperfect prōmīseram prōmīserās prōmīserat prōmīserāmus prōmīserātis prōmīserant
future perfect prōmīserō prōmīseris prōmīserit prōmīserimus prōmīseritis prōmīserint
passive present prōmittor prōmitteris,
prōmittitur prōmittimur prōmittiminī prōmittuntur
imperfect prōmittēbar prōmittēbāris,
prōmittēbātur prōmittēbāmur prōmittēbāminī prōmittēbantur
future prōmittar prōmittēris,
prōmittētur prōmittēmur prōmittēminī prōmittentur
perfect prōmissus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect prōmissus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect prōmissus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present prōmittam prōmittās prōmittat prōmittāmus prōmittātis prōmittant
imperfect prōmitterem prōmitterēs prōmitteret prōmitterēmus prōmitterētis prōmitterent
perfect prōmīserim prōmīserīs prōmīserit prōmīserīmus prōmīserītis prōmīserint
pluperfect prōmīsissem prōmīsissēs prōmīsisset prōmīsissēmus prōmīsissētis prōmīsissent
passive present prōmittar prōmittāris,
prōmittātur prōmittāmur prōmittāminī prōmittantur
imperfect prōmitterer prōmitterēris,
prōmitterētur prōmitterēmur prōmitterēminī prōmitterentur
perfect prōmissus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect prōmissus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present prōmitte prōmittite
future prōmittitō prōmittitō prōmittitōte prōmittuntō
passive present prōmittere prōmittiminī
future prōmittitor prōmittitor prōmittuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives prōmittere prōmīsisse prōmissūrum esse prōmittī prōmissum esse prōmissum īrī
participles prōmittēns prōmissūrus prōmissus prōmittendus,
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
prōmittendī prōmittendō prōmittendum prōmittendō prōmissum prōmissū

Descendants edit

References edit

  • promitto”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • promitto”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • promitto in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to grow one's hair, beard long: promittere crinem, barbam
    • to accept an invitiation to dinner: promittere (ad cenam) (Off. 3. 14. 58)
    • to promise to dine with a person: promittere ad aliquem
    • (ambiguous) to fulfil a promise: fidem (promissum) praestare