Taxonomy of meanings for 對:

  • 對 duì (OC: k-luubs MC: tuoi) 都隊切 去 廣韻:【荅也當也配也揚也應也古作𡭊漢文責𡭊而面言多謂非誠𡭊故去其口以從土也都隊切六 】
    • ANSWER
      • nabacta reply; something to say in reply
      • vt(oN.)+Vrespond politely to what has been said; reply politely (typically to a superior)
      • vt(oN.)+Vamong equalsanswer to an equal!!!
      • vt(oN.)+VS=commentcomment politely towards a contextually determinate person on (something that has been said)
      • vt(oN)reply (politely), make a polite reply to a contextually determinate person; give a required reply (not necessarily to a superior)
      • vtoNrespond to N
      • DELETEreply (with sentential object)
      • vttoN1.+N2answer using the utterance N2 in reply to N1 對三公一言
      • vtoNpositiveanswer
      • vtoN Vrespond politely to somebody saying
      • without preceding dicourse>ADDRESS
        • vtoN.adV對曰addressing oneself to someone of higher status, not by way of replying to something he has said but to something he has done
        • vtoN.adVfigurativeaddressing > regarding, concerning
        • vtoNaddress (an incoming visitor etc at the door); address others in conversation
        • generalised>LOOK
          • vadVfigurativeaddressing somebody and V > facing somebody and V > V vis-a-vis, V facing each other
          • vtoNfigurativeat address somebody > to face somebody, to be vis-a-vis somebody
          • generalised>DIRECTION
            • vtoN.adVfacing towards > face to face with
            • vtoNmathematical termCHEMLA 2003: face in a direction
      • generalised>REACT
        • vt+prep+Nrespond to (an action, somebody's hopes etc)
        • vtoNhave to face and react to a situation N
        • reacting to as an object>OBJECT MARKER
          • vtoN.adVwith respect to the object N
        • respond in battle>FIGHT
          • vtoNresultstave off, fend off, deal with in a fight
          • who is being fought against>ENEMY