Taxonomy of meanings for 執:

  • 執 zhí (OC: tjib MC: tɕip) 之入切 入 廣韻:【持也操也守也攝也説文作𡙕捕辠人也之入切六 】
    • HOLD
      • nabactthe holding on to something; grasping
      • vadNfigurativecharacterised by fixed attachment to opinion
      • vt[oN]hold onto one's position
      • vt+prep+Nfigurativehold onto psychologically
      • vtoNcontinuoushold and carry (any object) with one or with two hands; wield
      • vtoNfigurativehold onto as important; negatively: hold on to; grasp and do not let go
      • vtoN.adVholding an N to V
      • psychological>RELY ON
        • vtoNhold onto and rely on MO 執所言
        • exocentric: person one relies on>FRIEND
          • nindefiniteassociate, colleague or friend
      • and deploy>WIELD
        • vtoNhold so as to use> wield
        • hold onto in practice>ACT
          • vtoNconduct, carry out consistently; practise and advocate the use of
          • continuous, as duty commands>WORK
              • so as to impose oneself>CONTROL
                • vtoNbe in control of, be in effective charge of
                • intellectually or legally>JUDGE
          • for a considerable time>KEEP
              • and defend>SAFEGUARD
                • vt+V[0]keep in the shape indicated by V, maintain as V-ing
            • inchoative>TAKE
              • vtoNinchoativetake (a person's hand)
              • intellectual: try to get hold of>STUDY
                • vtoNstick to the study of
                • resultative>OPINION
                  • nabtextdogmas, opinions
              • object person>ARREST
                • nabactarrestation
                • vtoNpassivebe arrested, be apprehended
                • vtoNperfectivedetain; take prisoner; iussive: have someone detained, apprehended; get hold of (not necessarily for detention, but only for questioning etc)
                • with difficulty>CATCH
                  • vt[oN]take captives, make prisoners
                  • vtoNcatch (e.g. a rat)