Taxonomy of meanings for 討:

  • 討 tǎo (OC: thuuʔ MC: tʰɑu) 他浩切 上 廣韻:【治也誅也他浩切三 】
    • ATTACK
      • vt(oN)launch a punitive expedition
      • vtoNlaunch an official or overt punitive expedition against
      • nabactattack
    • DISCUSS
      • vtoNLY: enter into a deep discussion of, mostly orally
    • PUNISH
      • nabactpunishment
      • vt(oN)punish the contextually determinate object
      • vt[oN]punish
      • vtoNobject=crimepunish 討罪
      • vtoNobject=culpritseek out and punish; punish (for an offence); launch a punitive attack on
      • vtoNpassivebe punished, have a punitive expedition carried out against one
      • vtoNreflexive.自punish (oneself)
      • vtoNPab{S}punish the fact that S
    • SEEK
      • vtoNinquire into and seek; 
      • vtt(oN1.)+prep+N2demand the contextually determinate N1 from N2
    • TEACH
      • vtoNteach and train (a population for war, or officials for a task)