Taxonomy of meanings for 返:

  • 返 fǎn (OC: panʔ MC: pʷiɐn) 府遠切 上 廣韻:【還也 】
    • CONTRARY
      • vadVon the contrary; contrary to intentions; as opposed to what one would expect; on the other hand
    • GIVE
      • vttoN1.+N2return (property N2) to (owner N1)
    • RETURN
      • vtoNN=placereturn to 反國
      • vt[oN]actreturn, get back to where one came from; make one's return; flee back
      • vtoNiussiveorder to return; permissive: allow to return; release ( of captatives); send back
      • vt+prep+NN=placereturn (somewhere or to somebody)
      • vt(oN)return to the determinate place
      • nabactreturn
      • vtoNfigurativerevert to
      • vtoNfromreturn from
      • vt+prep+Nfromget back from (the journey to)
      • vt[oN]actbe on one's way back
      • vtoNcausativemake (oneself) return
      • vt[oN]return home
      • vttoN1.+N2figurativecausative: apply N1 back to N2
    • OPPOSE
      • vt prep Nreject the use of
    • CHANGE