Taxonomy of meanings for 改:

  • 改 gǎi (OC: klɯɯʔ MC: kəi) 古亥切 上 廣韻:【更也又姓秦有大夫改産古亥切三 】
    • IMPROVE
      • vadVby way of trying to make better; in an improved way
      • viactchange to the better, try to make amends, change one's ways; mend one's ways
      • vt(oN)make improvements on the contextually determinate object
      • vt+prep+Ntry to make improvements to
      • vtoNimprove on; introduce changes to; change (something) for the better; correct; adjust
      • vtoNconativetry to make better
      • vtoNpassivebe changed for something better; be improved
      • causative>CORRECT
          • generalised>CHANGE
            • vichangechange
            • vt+prep+Nmake changes to (with the purpose of improving it)
            • vtoNchange; change and improve; change and bring under control
            • vtoNnegativemake arbitrary or wanton changes to
            • vtoNpassivebe changed (deliberately, in an effort to improve things)
            • vtoNreflexive.自change oneself
            • vttoN.+V[0]change so as to V
            • vadVby way of making a change
            • turn around>TURN BACK
              • vtoNturn round (carts)
            • radical>REPLACE
                • grammaticalised>AGAIN
                    • incremental>MORE
                      • vadVadverb of degree: more V; proceed further with Ving