Taxonomy of meanings for 辭:

  • cí (OC: zɯ MC: zɨ) 似兹切 平 廣韻:【辤籀文 】
  • cí (OC: zɯ MC: zɨ) 似兹切 平 廣韻:【同辭説文曰不受也受辛宜辤之 】
  • cí (OC: zɯ MC: zɨ) 似兹切 平 廣韻:【辭訟説文曰辭説也 】
    • SPEAK
      • nabtexttext; formulation, statement; sentence; rhetoric CHECK EXAMPLES
      • nabsubmittedspeech; formal submission, also in written form
      • vtoNsay formally; explain properly
      • nab.adVin words
      • so as to make clear>EXPLAIN
        • vtoNpassivebe explained (Zheng Xuan!)
      • object>PROSE
        • nabtextpronouncement; phrasing; text; discourse; rhetoric of speech LH: 出口為言,集札為辭
        • commendatory>ELOQUENT
          • nabactrhetorical formulation, proper formulation; diction;
          • vadNwell-formulated
          • viactmake elaborate formulations, make speeches; indulge in rhetoric;
          • neloquent prose
          • negative>PRETEXT
            • nabactpretended cause> pretext; excuse
        • specifically>SENTENCE
          • nabformulation; statement; MO: proposition
          • nabpluralformulations; statements
          • nabderivedsuggestion
          • specifically>TEXT
              • responding>ANSWER
                • nabtextwritten reply
              • specifically: to tune>SONG
                • nabtexttext to a tune; text of a song
              • specifically>ACCUSE
                • nabtextHan law: written accusation
          • specifically>WORD
            • nccword; particle
      • active>YIELD
        • nabactyielding to others in a polite way
        • vtoNresign (a state, or one's position of Son of Heaven etc)
        • speech act>CONFESS
          • nabtextwritten confession
          • deprecatory>APOLOGISE
            • viactexplain oneself and apologise; make self-effacing speeches; plead
            • vt+prep+Nto apologise (for something)
            • vt+V[0]apologise for Ving.
            • vtoNgive an apologetic explanation for
            • nabsocialexcuse 無辭 "have no excuse"
            • vt prep Sapologise on the basis of S
            • specifically>FAREWELL
              • vt(oN)say farewell to the contextually determinate audience
              • vtoNtake leave from; say farewell to
          • active>LEAVE
            • vt[oN]say farewell, take leave; depart
            • vtoNsay farewell to
            • vtoNfigurativeleave (a bird leaving a twig etc)
            • specifically>REFUSE
              • vt(+V[0])decline the offer, decline the honour; refuse the request
              • vt(oN.)+Vrefuse a contextually determinate thing offered;, saying: decline thing offered, saying:
              • vtoNopt out; decline, decline to take; make excuses; decline to answer; decline (advice given); refuse (offer of an office)
              • vtoNpassiverefused
              • vt(oN)decline, decline to take
          • action>STOP
            • vtoNrefuse access
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