Taxonomy of meanings for 告:

  • gào (OC: kuuɡs MC: kɑu) 古到切 去 廣韻:【報也説文作告又音捁 】
  • gù (OC: kuuɡs MC: kuok) 古沃切 入 廣韻:【又音誥告上曰告發下曰誥 】
    • ADDRESS
      • vt+prep+N.adVtoSpass on a message to (somebody), (saying:
      • vtoN.+VtoSaddressing (someone)(say) 告眾曰
      • vttoN.+SS=direct.speechaddress someone with the words S
      • SPEAK
        • vt+V[0]say that one Vs
      • REPORT
        • v[adN]nonreferentialthose who report> denunciators
        • vt(oN.)+Vtell a contextually determinate person: 告曰
        • vt[oN]give information
        • vt+prep+N.adVtoSreport (to someone) (and say) 告於...曰 (NB: the subject of 告 is the same as that of 曰)
        • vtoN.+VtoStell (someone) (and say...) 告之曰 (directed at superiors or inferiors)
        • vtoNtell about (something); report on (something); pass on (information); announce (primarily to superiors, but occasionally also to respected inferiors or indeed to anyone at all), declare
        • vtt(oN1.)(+N2)pass on the determinate information to the determinate audience
        • vtt(oN1.)+N2ominform a (an audience N1) about something determinate N2, report about something determinate to (someone N1); send word to (someone N1)
        • vtt(oN1.)+prep+N2omreport about a determinate matter N1 to (someone N2)
        • vtt(oN1.)postvt(oN2{OBJ})tell a contextually determinate person about a contextually determinate matter 以告
        • vttoN:+.vt+Nab{S}indirect-speechreport to N that S
        • vttoN.-vtoNab{S}report (to somebody) about a fact
        • vttoN1:postvtoN2tell (someone N1) about (something N2) 以x告y
        • vttoN1.+N2tell addressee N1 about the subject N2 告之悔 "told him about his regrets"
        • vttoN1.+prep+N2report (a message N1) to (an audience N2)
        • vttoN1.+prep+N2N1=audiencereport (a message N2) to (an audience N1)告諸往而知來者
        • vttoN1.post-vt(oN2)inform (somebody N1) about a contextually determinate matter N2 以告x
        • vttoN1+.vtoN2report (to an audience N1) (about something N2)
        • viactOBI: make a formal report to the ancestors
        • vttoN.+Stell N that S
        • nabtextreport
        • vtt(oN1.) N2N2=humaninform N2 about the contextually determinate matter N1
        • vtt[oN1.]+N2N2=humaninform N2 about the lexically determinate matter N1; tell N2 about things
      • COMPLAIN
        • nhumansomebody who receives complaints of the people
        • vtoNcomplain against; make a complaint against someone to a superior SHIJI
        • ACCUSE
          • vtoNlodge a formal complaint against> accuse
      • ASK
        • vtoN.+VtoSaddress (someone) (saying/asking: "....?")
        • ENCOURAGE
            • COMMAND
              • vttoN.+V[0]pivotcommand that S
              • vtt(oN.) V(0)command the contextually determinate N to V
              • DECREE
                • nabactarchaic: imperial public announcement
          • RESIGN