Taxonomy of meanings for 反:

  • 反 fǎn (OC: panʔ MC: pʷiɐn) 府遠切 上 廣韻:【反覆又不順也府逺切六 】
    • REVOLVE
      • vadVrevolving backwards, backwards
      • viactturn round, turn one's body round
      • vt(oN)turn a contextually determinate thing round
      • vtoNturn over; turn round (one's hand etc.)
      • vtoNmathematical termCHEMLA 2003: invert (a procedure)
      • vtoNmiddle voicebe reversed
      • vtoNfigurative: turn the inverse way
      • in action>REPEAT
        • vtoNreturn to something> repeat
        • the establishment of: reestablish>ESTABLISH
          • vtoNreestablish
        • the getting of: get back>OBTAIN
          • vtoNget back, recover
          • vtoNpassivebe got back, be obtained again 可反
        • grammatiacalised: in turn>ALSO
          • vadVlikewise, in return
          • connective: for natural reasons also in turn>THEREFORE
            • vadVin turn; as a result of previous action???? ??????
      • one's body>TURN BACK
        • viactturn back
        • vtoNchange direction, take a new direction
        • figurative: so as to focus on>INVESTIGATE
          • vtoNfigurativeto investigate one's mind; look back at one's behaviour
          • vtoNpsychreflect upon (oneself)
          • vtoNpsychturn to (oneself) and examine oneself
          • vttoN1.+prep+N2psychturn round and investigate things in (oneself)
      • =返 movement>RETURN
        • vtoNN=placereturn to 反國
        • vt[oN]actreturn, get back to where one came from; make one's return; flee back
        • vtoNiussiveorder to return; permissive: allow to return; release ( of captatives); send back
        • vt+prep+NN=placereturn (somewhere or to somebody)
        • vt(oN)return to the determinate place
        • nabactreturn
        • vtoNfigurativerevert to
        • vtoNfromreturn from
        • vt+prep+Nfromget back from (the journey to)
        • vt[oN]actbe on one's way back
        • vtoNcausativemake (oneself) return
        • vt[oN]return home
        • vttoN1.+N2figurativecausative: apply N1 back to N2
        • causative>GIVE BACK
          • vigive back things
          • vttoN1(.+N2)give back N1 to the contextually determinate N2
          • vtoNgive back, return to the owner (a gift)
          • vttoN1.+N2return (something N2) to (someone N1)
          • vttoN1.+prep+N2return (something N1) to (its natural owner N2)反其田焉
          • vttoN1(.+N2)omgive the determinate thing N2 back to (its former owner N1)
          • vimiddle voicecome back in return; be repaid
          • linguistic>ANSWER
            • vt(oN)COME BACK> reply
      • figurative: political>REVOLT
        • nabacta revolt 為反 "stage a revolt" (compare also modern 造反)
        • vadNrebellious
        • vt[oN]to revolt, stage a rebellion
        • vtoNrebel against; go against
        • logical>CONTRARY
          • vadVon the contrary; contrary to intentions; as opposed to what one would expect; on the other hand
          • nsubjectthe opposite, the reverse, the contrary; contradiction
          • nablogiccontradictory; the logical opposite
          • vadNcontradictory, inconsistent
          • vibe inconsistent
          • vtoNactdo the contrary, act in a way contrary to
          • vtoNstativebe opposed to; be inconsistent with, be at variance with; be the opposite of, be contrary to
          • npost-NN's opposite
        • intellectually and politically>OPPOSE
          • vtoNoppose, work against
          • vtoNfigurativeoppose intellectually, raise successful counterarguments against
          • militarily>ATTACK
            • vtoNcounterattack
            • in reaction to injustice>REVENGE
              • vtoNavenge
          • transitive: against what is right>OFFEND
            • vtoNfail to act up to (a promise etc); fail to obey
            • offending morally>WICKED
              • viactbe perverse
            • offend against and get wrong>MISTAKE
              • vibe wrong-headed
            • patently and logically>ABSURD
              • vicontrary to what is known> absurd
          • generalised>CHANGE
            • vtoNreverse (one's true nature and other abstract things)
      • exocentric: tongue-turning strangers>FOREIGNER
        • NP"toungue-turners", babbling barbarians, speakers of alien languages
    • UNTIE
      • vtoNuntie
  • 反 fān (OC: phan MC: pʰʷiɐn) 孚袁切 平 廣韻:【斷獄平反又方晚切 】
    • reverse a verdict>CHANGE
      • vtoNreverse (one's true nature and other abstract things)