Taxonomy of meanings for 辯:

  • 辯 biàn (OC: brenʔ MC: bɯiɛn) 符蹇切 上 廣韻:【别也理也慧也説文治也符蹇切五 】
    • DISCUSS
      • nabactdisputation; cavilling argumentation
      • vadNfull of sophistry, inanely argumentative
      • viactengage in an intellectual dispute, make subtle distinctions; engage in rhetoric
      • vtoNdiscuss with 勿與辯
      • vt2[oN]discuss things with somebody
      • vt+prep+Ndiscuss a topic N in a discriminating way
      • vt(oN)discuss the contextually determinate N
      • able to discuss well>UNDERSTAND
        • viactbe quick-witted; understand and be able to articulate clearly
        • vt+prep+Nstativeunderstand properly; develop a proper understanding of
        • vtoNunderstand distinctly; sort things out properly
        • feature:INTELLIGENT
            • negative>CLEVER
              • vibe clever
          • causative>EXPLAIN
            • vtoNpsychexplain (one's own) case
            • controversial> ARGUMENT
            • causative> consequently>MAKE CORRECT
                • intellectual result>CLEAR
                  • social: control intellectually and control>GOVERN
              • among several people>DIALOGUE
                • nabactdiscussion
                • viactengage in discussions
                • excel at>ELOQUENT
                  • viactbe well-spoken, be eloquent, be rhetorically successful; be well-argued; show eloquence in action
                  • vadNeloquent, well-spoken; LH 1: interested in rhetoric
                  • nabdispositionconvincing eloquence; rhetoric; rhetorical polish; rhetorical skill
                  • vtoNcausativemake rhetorically beautiful
                  • vadVeloquently
                  • nabfeaturerhetorical and argumentative proficiency
                  • nsubject=nonrefthose who are eloquent
                  • nabactdiscursive argumentation; acts of eloquence and argumentation; especially: specious argumentation
                  • vadNgradedeloquent, well-spoken
                  • visubject=wordsbe well-articulated (
                  • nab(.post-N)the eloquence of the contextually determinate N
                  • too much> SOPHISTRY
            • =辨DISTINGUISH
              • vtoNdistinguish properly; be able to draw a distinction between; sort out by making distinctions
              • vtoNmiddle voicebe properly distinguished; be well-articulated
              • nabactthe making of subtle distinctions
              • vt(oN)explain a contextually determinate thing distinctly
              • nab.ttstativethe distinction between N1 and N2
              • vt+prep+.N1+N2make a proper distinction between N1 and N2
            • =變
          • 辯 pian2《集韻》毗連切,平仙並。
          • 辯 bian3《集韻》悲檢切,上儼幫。元部。
            • =貶