Taxonomy of meanings for 發:

  • fā (OC: pod MC: pʷiɐt) 方伐切 入 廣韻:【發起又舒也明也舉也闋也揚也説文曰䠶發也 】
    • ISSUE
      • vt(oN)to issue, to release the contextually determinate things
      • vtoNsend forth, send out; vent
      • vtoNpassivebe issued forth; be publicised, be let out, be vented
      • vt[oN]specificof plants: push forth flowers
      • liquid>LEAK
        • vileak out
      • arrows>SHOOT
        • vt[oN]shoot an arrow
        • vtoNshoot (e.g. an arrow in archery)
    • activity>ACT
      • vt(oN)set out to do the contextually determinate thing
      • vtoNto undertake (an action); to act out, to show in behaviour; to pose (a question)
      • nabpassivefigurative: being set in motion
      • intransitive>LEAVE
        • vt[oN]depart, set out on a journey
      • causative: cause to move out>SEND
          • as soldiers>MOBILISE
            • vtoNdeploy a mobilised armed force
            • vtoNfigurativemobilise the full force of (one's mind etc))???
          • for action>CAUSE TO
            • vttoN.+V[0]pivotsend someone out to do something
        • so as to cause sth to exist>PRODUCE
          • vtoNpsychproduce, develop
        • so as to cause sth to cease to exist>DESTROY
          • vtoNdestroy
          • vtoNfigurativeanihilate and remove
        • words>SPEAK
          • vtoNutter
          • specifically>ACCUSE
            • vtoNdisclose (incriminating) facts
        • subject event>ARISE
          • vi(of disease) break out, become virulent; come out into the open
          • vichangeerupt into action, develop; erupt, emerge; develop one's skills
          • vt prep Narise in N; arise from N
          • causative>BEGIN
            • vtoNinitiate, launch
            • vtoN.adVstarting from N to V
        • abstract>SHOW
          • vt+NN=placemanifest oneself (in the place N)
          • vtoNshow openly, vent (anger etc); disclose (advanced doctrines)
          • meaning>EXPRESS
            • vtoNgive expression to, evince, reveal
          • so as to make accessible>OPEN
            • vtoNopen up, create an opening in (e.g. a box)
            • for cultivation>PLOUGH
              • vtoNpassiveopen up new land
          • writings>PUBLICISE
            • vtoNmake public
          • to those willing to learn>TEACH
            • vtoNopen up and educate