Taxonomy of meanings for 服:

  • fú (OC: bɯɡ MC: biuk) 房六切 入 廣韻:【服事亦衣服又行也習也用也整也亦姓漢有江夏太守服徹 】
  • fú (OC: bɯɡ MC: biuk) 房六切 入 廣韻:【服古文 】
    • OBEY
      • vt[oN]submit to higher authority and do as one is told; fulfil one's functions obediently
      • vt+prep+Nsubmit to the authority of, act in accordance with 服於
      • vtoNsubmit to higher authority and obey; show one's obedience to;
      • vtoNcausativecause to submit to one's authority
      • SERVE
        • nabfeatureservitude, enforced obedience
        • vt+prep+Nrecognise the authority of; be obedient to; serve, work for; be subservient to;
        • vt( prep N)recognise the authority of the contextually determinate N
        • inchoative>AGREE TO
            • object task>WORK
              • vtoNwork on
              “apply oneself to”
              • object>OFFICE
                • nabsocialwhat one is beholden to do as an obedient servant
                “official task”
              • intellectually>STUDY
                • vtoNdevote oneself to the study of
          • of animals>TAME
            • nabactthe taming
            • vtoNcausativecause be be obedient, tame
          • cause to serve one>USE
            • vtoNuse, deploy (weapons, armies, vehicles)
            • HABIT
                “be accustomed to”
              • of clothes>WEAR
                • vtoNwear and make use of, dress up in; carry on one's side (a sword); wear on one's head (a hat); wear as embellishments of one's robe (jade)
                • vt(oN)wear, dress in a contextually determined object
                • vtoNbe dressed up
                • of swords, jade etc.>CARRY
                  • object>GARMENT
                    • n(often formal) robes
                    • nabactproper use of formal garments
                    • viactdress ceremoniously in robes, be ceremoniously dressed
                • specifically>COURT DRESS
                  • nformal dress
                  • vtoNcausativecause to wear formal attire
                  • vibe all dressed up in court robes
                  • viactdress up
                  • n(post-N)formal garment of the contextually determinate N
                • specifically>MOURNING
                  • viactwear mourning robes
                • of food>EAT
                  • vt(oN)eat the contextually determinate N
                  • vtoNeat or imbibe for a purpose
                  • vtoNiussivemake the contextually determinate PIVOT eat N
              • politically>RALLY
                • vt+prep+Nrally to and submit to
                • vt(+prep+N)rally to the the contextually determinate N
                • FRIGHTEN
                  • vtoNfrighten into submission
              • inchoative>SURRENDER
                • nabactact of surrender
                • v[adN]pluralthose who are submissive or who surrender
                • vt(oN)surrender to a contextually determinate party N
                • vt+prep+Nsurrender oneself to, seek refuge with
                • vtoNsubmit to, surrender to
                • subject:>PRISONER
                  • nOBI: captive (often used in sacrifices)
            • subject: animal that obeys???>HORSE
              • none of the inner horses in a "quadrige" of four horses pulling