Taxonomy of meanings for 託:

  • 託 tuō (OC: ph-laaɡ MC: tʰɑk) 他各切 入 廣韻:【寄也他各切十八 】
    • ENTRUST
      • vt+prep+Nentrust oneself to
      • vttoN1.+prep+N2causativeentrust (something or somebody N1) to (somebody N2) 託天下於堯之法
      • vttoN1.+prep+N2psychconsign or entrust (oneself) to N
      • vttoN1(.+prep+N2)omentrust (somebody N1) to a contextually defined object N2
      • VPtoNentrust oneself for protection to, rely on for protection (more common is 託蔭) (BIANWEN)
      • generalised>PREPARE
        • objectRELY ON
          • vt+prep+Nrely on
          • vtoNmake oneself depend on; place oneself as dependent on (ZUO); rely for (legs) (on a horse)
        • grammaticalised: relying on the supposition that>IF
            • inchoative: other's property>BORROW
                • insistent, declarative>DEMAND
                • specifically: take refuge in, flee to>FLEE
                  • vtoNtake refuge in (a place)
                  • vt+prep+Nflee to, seek refuge in
                  • figurative: take refuge in pretense>PRETEND
                    • vtoNpretend to
                    • specific: give impression that something is not there>CONCEAL
                      • vitake refuge, hide
                      • vtoNreflexive.自conceal (oneself) in a place of refuge
            • MALES