Taxonomy of meanings for 退:

  • 退 tuì (OC: thuubs MC: tʰuoi) 他內切 去 廣韻:【郤也説文作𢓴他内切五 】
    • WITHDRAW
      • vi[0]imperativego away! withdraw!
      • vt[oN]move backward, (typically decide to) withdraw (usually to the point where one came from); leave, leave the room; withdraw from court; imp: out of my sight!
      • viactgo away! withdraw!
      • vifigurativeresign; withraw from office; retreat; also: retreat from life
      • vimathematical termCHEMLA 2003:
      • vipsychbe retiring by nature, be reticent by nature
      • vtoNwithdraw from; withdraw before (the enemy)
      • vt+Nwithdraw by the distance N
      • vtoNcausativebet N to retire
      • vt(oN)withdraw from the contextually determinate thing (e.g. public life)
      • viactbe withdrawn>reticent in words and action
      • vtoNwithdraw to behind N
      • abstract: withdraw from agreements etc>OFFEND
        • politely giving precedence to others>YIELD
          • so as not aim for speed in proceeding>SLOW
            • so as to go to where one came from>RETURN
              • so as to leave the place where one is>LEAVE
                • viactleave the scene
                • vtoNleave the place N
                • so as to be no more in a place>DISAPPEAR
                    • causative>REMOVE
                      • vtoNcausativecause to recede, move back; cause to disappear
                      • from a higher position to a lower one>DEMOTE
                        • vtoNcausativeregard as secondary; downgrade, demote; work against, discourage; lay little stress on
                        • vtoNpassiveget demoted
                • withdraw from so as to be free from>AVOID
                  • vtoNavoid (military service)
                  • feature: withdrawn and avoiding dangers>PEACEFUL
                    • viactwithdraw from busy life
                • withdraw so as not to displace oneself permanently>REMAIN
                  • viremain in a demoted/low position; fail to obtain high position, be held back (in a low position)
                  • having remained for a long time>OLD