Taxonomy of meanings for 任:

  • rén (OC: njɯm MC: ȵim) 如林切 平 廣韻:【堪也保也當也又姓出樂安黄帝二十五子十二人各以德爲姓第一爲任氏如林切七 】
  • rèn (OC: njɯms MC: ȵim) 汝鴆切 去 廣韻:【已上四字並又音壬 】
  • 任 rén (OC: njɯm MC: ȵim) 如林切 平 廣韻:【堪也保也當也又姓出樂安黄帝二十五子十二人各以德爲姓第一爲任氏如林切七 】
    • CARRY
      • vtoNbear in one's arms; be able to carry
      • vtoNfigurativecarry (as a beam "carries" a roof)
      • objectBURDEN
        • nburden
        • nabfigurative(metaphorical) burden
        • nadNdesigned for heavy burdens
        “what you carry”
        • abstract object>RESPONSIBILITY
          • nabsocialresponsibility
          • vtoNbe formally responsible for
          • vtoNN=acttake formal responsibility for (mistakes etc)
      • capability>ABLE
        • action>ACT
          • vtoNundertake to do something, be responsible for; have the responsibilities of; serve as
          • feature>VOLUNTARY
              • abstract, transitive>ENDURE
                • vtoNhave the heart to live with, be able to bear ZUO Cheng 3.4 臣不任受怨,君亦不任受德。
    • 任 rèn (OC: njɯms MC: ȵim) 汝鴆切 去 廣韻:【已上四字並又音壬 】
      • for action>RELY ON
        • vtoN.adVcoverb: according to, relying on
        • vtoNrely on
        • vtoNpassivebe relied on
        • vtoNreflexive.己rely on oneself
        • for a purpose>USE
          • vtoNmake use of
          • what you act according to>RECTITUDE
            • nabresponsibilities, official assignments; responsibility. See also BURDEN.fig
            • viacttake on duties, be in charge
            • vt+prep+Ntake responsibility for
            • vtoNtake responsibility for, take upon oneself the responsibility for
            • vtoNcausativecause (oneself) to carry out as a duty, cause (oneself) to undertake as a duty
            • vtoNcausativeburdern (oneself) with a duty
            • vttoN1.+VtoN2causativeburden (oneself) with the duty of N2 or the responsibility for N2
            • abstract: of humans>EMPLOY
              • vadNemployed
              • vtoNgive responsibilities to; give responsibilities for something to someone, put in charge of
              • vtoNpassivebe given responsibilities
              • vtoNappoint (to a high position)
              • vt[oN]give responsibilities to; give responsibilities for something to someone, put in charge of
              • vt(oN)give responsibilities to contextually determinate N
          • psychological>TRUST
          • linguistic>PERMIT
            • social>ENTRUST
              • vttoN1.+N2entrust N1 to N2
              • vttoN1.+prep+N2give (somebody N1) the responsibility for (something N2)任天下於益