Taxonomy of meanings for 讓:

  • YIELD
    • nabactpolite deference, polite yielding behaviour
    • viactbe respectful and yielding in action; be deferential; be full of polite respect; yield to others
    • vipsychbe polite and yielding by nature
    • vt+prep+Nyield to, pass on the privilege to; yield precedence to
    • vtoNyield politely to, make room for; give precedence to; resign in favour of [REMOVE THE CASES OF 讓於 IN THIS GROUP OF EXAMPLES TO VTPREP]
    • vtoNpassivebe yielded up (as of profits etc)
    • vtt(oN1.)-vtoN2yield N2 to the contextually determinate N1 讓以天下
    • vtt(oN1.)+prep+N2omyield the contextually determinate N1 to (a person N2)
    • vtt+prep+N1:post.vtoN2yield N2 to N1
    • vttoN1:postvtoN2yield N2 to N1 以天下讓許由
    • vttoN1.+prep+N2讓天下於許由yield (something N1) to (someone else N2), pass on rulership over (something N1 e.g. a state) to (a person N2), abdicate (something N1) in favour of (someone N2) 故讓天下於子
    • vttoN1(.+N2)omyield (something N1) to someone else N2 who is contextually determinate
    • vtt(oN1.)+N2yield the contextually determinate desirable object N1 to N2
    • vt V(0)yield the V-ing to someone
    • viderivedpoetic: make (aesthetic/literary) concessions
    • DECENT
      • nabdecent renunciation; proper renunciation
      • vibe an example of decent unimposing renunciation
      “yielding> polite”
    • SUFFER
        “yield so as to be affected by” >
        • PASSIVE
    • PERMIT
        “yield to a request> let someone do something, allow someone to do something”
        • GIVE
            “permit someone to have> give”
            • APPOINT
                “give access to a position of power”
                • ABDICATE
                    “give access to one’s own position of power”
              • RETREAT
                  “permit someone to occupy a space> give access to place> retreat”
                  • GREET
                      “stepping back slightly fold one’s hands in front of one’s chest”
                  • INFERIOR
                      “yield to> be inferior in any quality or status”
                      • LOWER
                          “yield ascendency to”> be lower than
                    • BLAME
                      • nabactpublic reprimand, public moral accusation; public reproof
                      • vtoNupbraid; reprove, criticise openly; reprimand publicly
                      • vtt(oN1.)+prep+N2complain about the contextually determinate matter N1 to N2
                      • vt+prep+Nblame
                      • vt(oN)arraign the contextually determinate N; make a public show of disapproval to N