Taxonomy of meanings for 調:

  • 調 tiáo (OC: dɯɯw MC: deu) 徒聊切 平 廣韻:【和也又姓周禮有調人其後氏焉又徒料切 】
    • CONTROL
      • vt(oN)control the contextually determinate object
      • vtoNsteer and control properly
      • vtoNconativetry to gain control over
      • vtoNreflexive.自control and restrain
      • different elements>BLEND
          • resultative state>HARMONY
            • nseasoning
            • vito be properly blended, be in harmony, be in tune; be properly atuned; more generally: be geared towards
            • vt+prep+Nfigurativebe attuned to
            • vtoNcausativeto blend properly, to make harmonious; tune up (instruments); attune (e.g. one's speech to circumstances etc)
            • vtoNpassivebe attuned to
            • vtoNchangebecome attuned to
          • resulting state>FIT
            • causative>CONFORM
                • causative, of animals>TAME
          • 調 zhōu (OC: tɯw MC: ʈiu) 張流切 平 廣韻:【朝也詩云惄如調飢本又音條 】
          • 調 diào (OC: dɯɯws MC: deu) 徒弔切 去 廣韻:【選也韻調也又音苕 】
            • MOVE
                • military>MOBILISE
                    • generalised>ASSEMBLE
                      • semantically>MEAN
                        • nabactthe import of what one is saying, the drift of one's argument
                        • musically: tune>SONG
                          • ntune, air