Taxonomy of meanings for 拜:

  • 拜 bài (OC: proods MC: pɯæi) 博怪切 去 廣韻:【同𢷎 】
    • BOW DOWN
      • nabacta polite bow
      • vadVsometimes almost adverbially: with a bow; bowingly 拜送, 拜送,拜曰
      • vi.cactbow (thrice)
      • viactbow respectfully; bow as a sign of gratitude, admiration, congratulation, polite apology etc; makeobeisance
      • vtoNN=humanbow to someone 相拜 "bow to each other"
      • vtoNN=nonhubow to something
      • vt(oN)thank the contextually determinate N
      • causative, transitive>BEND
        • gesture>GREET
            • as promoted>APPOINT
              • vt+NN=officebe appointed as (a prime minister etc)
              • vttoN1.+N2appoint (a person N1) in (a position N2); appoint N1 to a position higher by N2
          • grammaticalised: respectfully>POLITE
              • pay respect>VISIT
                • vtoNpay a polite visit to
              • exocentric>ACCEPT
                • vtoNbowingly accept, accept gratefully
                • respond linguisticallyTHANK
                  • vtoNoffer thanks for by bowing
                  • vt(oN)to offer thanks for
                  • vtoNab{S}thank for Nab
                  • WORSHIP
                    • vtoNpost-Han: worship
              • exocentric>HAND UP