Taxonomy of meanings for 招:

  • 招 zhāo (OC: kljew MC: tɕiɛu) 止遙切 平 廣韻:【招呼也來也又姓漢有大鴻臚招猛 】
    • wave hand>SHAKE
        • gestural>SIGNAL
          • abstract: speech act>SUMMON
            • vt(oN)to summon (a contextually determinate object) ??maybe vi??
            • vtoNwave to come, attract to one's presence; summon
            • concrete>TIE UP
                • instrument: (in horsegear)>ROPE
                • polite, social>INVITE
                    • generalised>SEEK
                        • object: what one seeks (to hit)>TARGET
                          • nccthe target
                          • viacthit the target (LSCQ)
                        • abstract: physical>CAUSE TO
                          • vtoNfigurativeattract; cause to arise for oneself
                          • means: strategic move>TRICK
                        • action by other>ENCOURAGE
                          • figurative>ATTRACT
                      • (late colloquial)ADMIT
                          • (late colloquial) object guilt>CONFESS
                            • vtoNconfess; admit in court
                        • WAVE
                          • viactwave
                          • vtoNwave (one's hands) 招手
                          • vtoNN=personwave to somebody
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