Taxonomy of meanings for 求:

  • qiú (OC: ɡu MC: ɡiu) 巨鳩切 平 廣韻:【同求 】
  • qiú (OC: ɡu MC: ɡiu) 巨鳩切 平 廣韻:【索也又姓三輔決録云漢有求伸 】
    • SEEK
      • nabactcraving
      • vadNseeking, striving
      • vt(oN)omseek for (a contextually determinate object)
      • vt[oN]be covetous
      • vt+prep+Nseek N
      • vtoNpositiveaspire to get to or be in the presence of or know the whereabouts of (a longed-for object, typically a person); seek to realise (aspirations etc);
      • vtoNcrave; seek for
      • vtoNfigurativeseek to identify >find out about; seek an abstract entity
      • vtoNmathematical termCHEMLA 2003:
      • vtoNpassivebe sought
      • vtoNab{S}seek to achieve that S
      • vttoN1.+N2seek N1 from N2
      • vttoN1.+prep+N2seek N1 from N2
      • vtoNseek the company or friendship of
      • vtoNreflexive.自seek for oneself (?)
      • vtoNtry to find (a concrete physical object)
      • vtoNtry to find
      • inadvertently: “ask for”>CAUSE
        • vtoNbe the cause of, "ask for"
      • statively:emotionally>DESIRE
        • vtoNseek for emotional reasons> seek the friendship or love of; have a sexual desire for
        • vttoN1. prep N2wish to get to know N2 from N1
    • actively>STRIVE FOR
      • vt+V[0]seek to V (often difficult to distinguish from TRY...)
      • vtoNabstrive for
      • object action>TRY
        • vt+V[0]seek to, make every effort to V 求仙 "try to become an immortal" 求及
        • vt+V[0]copulatry to become
        • vt+V[0]V=passivetry to be V-ed
      • using language>REQUEST
        • nabactdemands
        • vt+V[0]seek to V, sometimes close to: "demand to V"
        • vtoNN=audienceaddress requests to
        • vtoNobject=requested actmake a request for (some act or favour) 求事
        • vttoN1.+prep+N2request N1 from N2
        • vttoN1(.+prep+N2)ask the contextually determinate N2 for N1
        • vtt(oN1). prep N2ask the contextually determinate N1 from N2
        • vtoNN=thingrequest a thing N
        • specifically: consult>ASK
          • vtoNask advice of; consult
        • insistent>DEMAND
          • nabactdemands
          • vt[oN]make demands
          • vtoNmake demands for
          • vtoNmarriagedemand (wife)
          • vttoN1.+prep+N2make demands (for something N1) from (someone N2)
          • vttoN1.+prep+N2psychseek N1 from (oneself) 求諸己
          • vtoV[0]V=passivedemand to be V-ed
          • vttoN1. prep N2demand to get to know about N2 from N1
        • to come>INVITE
          • vtoNlate: invite politely
        • to marry>MARRY
          • vt(oN)ask for the contextually determinate person in marriage
          • vtoNask for in marriage (on behalf of a third person)