Taxonomy of meanings for 喻:

  • 喻 yù (OC: los MC: jio) 羊戍切 去 廣韻:【同諭 】
    • EXPLAIN
      • vtoNindicate, give (someone) to understand, make fully clear
      • vt(oN)make one's point about the contextually determinate thing
      • vtoNPab{S}express that S
      • nabdiscursive explanation
      • vtoNconativetry to explain something (often using examples, metaphors etc.)
      • vtt[oN1.]+N2explain the relevant contextually determinate things N1 to N2
      • generalised: inform>REPORT
          • object: one's debt>THANK
          • and contrast>COMPARE
            • vtoNillustrate through a comparison; make one's meaning plain; analogy compare to
            • vt+prep+Ncompare to; be a metaphor for
            • vt+prep+Npassivebe illustrated by
            • nabtextillustration; illustrative story, parable
            • nabderivedrhetorical: metaphor, metaphorical meaning
          • in order to help>ADVICE
            • causative>SHOW
                • result>UNDERSTAND
                  • vt+prep+Nderive one's proper understand of things from (something)
                  • vt(oN)inchoativecome to understand the contextually determinate matter (typically after an explanation has been made)
                  • vtoNpassivebe understood
                • means>EXAMPLE
              • =愉HAPPY
                • SURNAME