Taxonomy of meanings for 稱:

  • chèng (OC: thjɯŋs MC: tɕʰɨŋ) 昌孕切 去 廣韻:【愜意又是也等也銓也度也俗作秤云正斤兩也昌孕切又昌陵切二 】
  • chēng (OC: thjɯŋ MC: tɕʰɨŋ) 處陵切 平 廣韻:【知輕重也説文曰銓也又姓漢功臣表有新山侯稱忠處陵切又昌證切三 】
  • chèng (OC: phjɯŋs MC: tɕʰɨŋ) 昌孕切 去 廣韻:【俗稱 】
    • NAME
      • vtoNgive a (new) name to, baptise, rename; choose to call by (a designation)
      • vtoN.adVrefering to N (say, use the words)
      • vttoN1.+N2call (something N1) by (a name N2)
      • vtoNmentionspeak of; mention
      • vtoNpassivebe called, be referred to by the title of
      • nab.post-Ntextdesignation for N
      • vttoN1.+VtoN2reflexive.自自稱曰老夫 (sometimes with preceding 於﹣phrase)
      • vttoN1.+prep+N2:+Vreflexive.自call (oneself) N2 自稱於諸侯曰
      • vttoN1.+N2reflexive.自call (oneself) N2
      • vttoN.+V[0]psychcall (oneself) V, claim that (oneself) V-s
      • vtt(oN1.)+N2apply the term N2 to a contextually determinate N1 (NB: the term N2 can be the (nominal) designation for a action or a state which enters sentences as a verb. This sounds convoluted, but I cannot think of a less offensive way of putting the matter.)
      • vtt[0]oN1.postN2{OBJ}one calls N2 N1
      • nabactthe calling something by a name, predication
      • vt[0]oNpassivedenote; refer to
      • vtt(oN1.) N2call the understood object by the name N2
      • vttoN1.+prep+N2declarativedeclare N1 to be possessed of N2
      • SPEAK
        • viactengage in speaking, formulate oneself
        • vtoN1. with quasi-indirect speech vt: declare, say that; with direct speech quotation, vt: quote, bring up the saying: "..."; say:...
        • vtoNobject=causespeak of (something) by way of explanation, refer to (something) as an explanation
        • vtoNobject=quotationutter; quote; shout:... 稱萬歲
        • vtoNreflexive.己speak of (oneself) (typically by way of explanation), declare (oneself) responsible
        • vttoN.+V[0]reflexive.自say that oneself V-s
        • vttoN{PIVOT}.+N{PRED}reflexive.自claim oneself to be N
        • vtoSsay S, maintain that S
        • quote>REFER TO
          • vtoNmention; quote; refer to; refer to by name
          • vtoNpassivebe referrable-to by name
          • as excuse>PRETEXT
            • vtoNadduce as a pretext 稱病
          • positively>PRAISE
            • vt(oN)praise a contextually determinate person or thing
            • vtoNpraise; refer to with reverence; recommend as the most suitable
            • vtoNpassivebe praised
            • vtoNPab{S}be full of praise for the fact that S
            • vtt+.N+Vpraise N as V
            • vttoN1.+prep+N2praise (somebody N2) (for something N1)稱孝焉
            • vt Nbe praised in N
            • for something>RECOMMEND
              • vtoNrecommend
      • assess>WEIGH
        • vt(oN)weigh the contextually determinate thing N
        • vtoNweigh
        • abstract>TALLY
          • vttoN1.+prep+N2match (one object N1) to (another object N2) 不稱恩於子
        • derivation by tone change> chènSCALES
          • nchèng: scales with weights used for weighing things
          • concrete>FIT
            • vtoNbe in accordance with each other in (some aspect), correspond; in accordance with
            • vt(oN)fit the contextually determinate object; be fitting for the contextually determinate N
            • abstract>APPROPRIATE
              • vibe fitting for the occasion (vt(oN)???)
          • aesthetic>SEXY
            • vibe attractive