Taxonomy of meanings for 爭:

  • 爭 zhēng (OC: skreeŋ MC: tʂɯæŋ) 側莖切 平 廣韻:【競也引也側莖切七 】
    • COMPETE
      • vt[oN.]post-V[0]compete with somebody 與之爭
      • nnonreferentialthe competititve people
      • nabactcompetition, struggle
      • vadNcantankerous and competitive
      • vt(oN)N=nonhucompete with the contextually determinate N
      • vt[oN]engage in competition and conflict; be competitive
      • vt[oN]psychbe inclined to engage in competition; be competitive; be contentious
      • vt+V[0]compete to V; struggle to
      • vtoNfight for; compete for; sometimes specifically: compete for the allegiance of (the people or a country)
      • vttoN1.postvtoN2{OBJ}compete with N2 for N1
      • vi2compete with each other
      • vttoN1.postvtoN2compete with N2 for N1
      • vtoNabcompete over who excels most in Nab
    • DISAGREE
      • vtoNcontend against, contend that something is untrue
      • nabdispute, disagreement
    • DISCUSS
      • vt[oN]engage in discussion
      • vtoNenter a debate about, enter a competitive argument about; be in dispute about; take issue with; quarrel about
      • vttoN1.+N2discuss N1 before a person N2
    • FIGHT
      • nabactstruggle; wrangling; competition
      • vadVthrough struggle, competitively
      • viactengage in competition; engage in struggle; engage in a fight
      • vtoNfight against, compete with; fight to subdue (a disease etc)
      • vtoNobject=issuequarrel about (a contentious issue) sometimes written 諍
      • vtpost.Vt(oN)quarrel with the contextually determinate N
      • vt(oN)passiveobject=issue: get fought over
      • vtoVfight to be able to V
    • GAMBLE
      • HOW
        • npro.adSexpected answer: no!how can it be that...; what is the point of (often in the pattern 爭...奈何); often also in a pattern with modal verbs (expressing ability) and final hé 何: 爭那...何 How can I possibly...
        • npro.adVrhetorical questionhow can one V, what is the point of Ving (>one should not!)
      • REMONSTRATE
        • vtoNtake issue strongly, raise an issue strongly and critically with a superior or an equal
        • nabarguments, debate
        • vadNremonstrating, critical
        • vt prep Nraise an issue strongly and critically with a superior or an equal
      • SEEK
        • vtoVendeavour (to do something); try hard
        • vtoNstruggle to obtain
      • SHANG DIVINERS
        • nprDiviner Zhēng, Period 1 Oracle Bone diviner serving at the court of Wǔ Dīng 武丁. One of the Bīn 賓 diviners group
    • 爭 【集韻】側逬切,箏去聲。義同。【韻會】俗作争,非。
      • =諍 "remonstrate"