Taxonomy of meanings for 致:

  • 致 zhì (OC: k-liɡs MC: ʈɯi) 陟利切 去 廣韻:【至也説文曰送詣也陟利切十五 】
    • ARRIVE
      • vt(oN)get to the contextually determinate place
      • vt+prep+Nreach as far as
      • vtoNperfectivemanage to reach, manage to get to 致遠"manage to get a long way"
      • vttoN1.+N2causativecause (someone N1) to arrive at or go to (a place N2)
      • vt[oN]= 至, arrive
      • process>WALK
        • vtoNinchoativeset out to reach
      • to speaker's place>COME
        • vtoNcausativecause to come> attract
        • on the temporal scene>HAPPEN
          • vt0oSit got to the point where S
        • iussive>SUMMON
          • vtoNcausativeCAUSE TO COME> cause to come; cause to rally; summon
          • vtoNpassivebe made to come, be summoned
          • summon to battle>CHALLENGE
            • vtoNchallenge to battle 致師
        • causative>BRING
          • vtoNbring along, bring
          • vttoN1.+N2cause to arrive> bring/transport N1 to N2
          • vttoN1(. prep N2)supply or bring along N1 for the contextually determinate N2
      • causative>SEND
        • vtoNsend and submit
      • abstract,=至>REACH
        • vt+prep+Nfigurativereach the point of (N) 致乎哀
        • vtoNreach (a place, a time, or a standard/level)
        • so as to have>OBTAIN
          • vtoNobtain
          • object obtained>RESULT
            • vtoNresult in N
        • reaching everything, later=緻>DETAILED
          • vadVin detail, down to every detail
        • reach the point of doing something>ACT
          • vt+V[0]get to the point of V-ing
          • causative>CAUSE TO
            • vtoNbring about
            • vtt(oN.)+V[0]cause the contextually determinate N to V
            • vttoN.+V[0]cause someone to go as far s to do something
          • cause to reach as property>GIVE
            • vtt(oN1.)+N2omhand over, pass on (a gift N1) to a contextually determinate recipient N2; give; confer formally
            • vtt(oN1.)+N2N2=titleconfer on the determinate N1 (the title of N2)
            • vttoN1.+N2confer (something N2) on (someone N1)
            • vttoN1.+prep+N2hand over
            • vttoN1.+prep+N2figurative"give"
            • vttoN1(. prep N2)subject high status: bestow N1 on the the contextually determinate N2
            • to a superior>HAND UP
              • vtoNhand up
              • vtoNfigurativesacrifice on behalf of superiors
              • vtoNobject=rankhand up ones post to the ruler > resign
              • vttoN1.+N2hand N1 up to N2; formally convey N1 to N2
          • cause to reach as knowledge>TRANSMIT
            • vtoNtransmit (an order etc)
            • vttoN1.+N2derivedundesirable object: inflict N1 on N2
          • cause to reach others as information>EXPRESS
            • vtoNgive expression to (one's opinion; one's thoughts)
        • aim>ACHIEVE
          • vt[0]oN.postadVto the point of
          • vt+V[0]get to the stage of V-ing
          • vtoNpassivebe achieved 可致
          • vtoNabachieve, manage to bring into existence, lead to; insist on bring to completion, bring to fruition; make the utmost use of
          • vtoNachieve the full degree of
          • with difficulty>SUCCEED
            • vt+V[0]get to the stage of V-ing, reach the stage of V-ing; do one's utmost to V
            • vtoNcausativecause to get to the ultimate point, cause to get to the point of perfect realisation; perform completely what one is trying to do
            • vtoNcausativecause (oneself) to succeed
            • feature>EXCELLENT
              • vibe outstanding, be supreme 
              • abstract: excellent feature, appeal>FEATURE
                • nabfeatureinteresting feature, appeal 動容多致 "The appearance had much appeal/charm."(cf. 興致)
              • generalised, =至>EXTREME
                • vadVextremely
                • nabextreme point
                • vtoNcausativeextend to the utmost