Taxonomy of meanings for 能:

  • BEAST
      • ABLE
        • nabdispositioncapability; physical capability, concrete technical capability; potential, capacity 人各有能
        • vadNcapable, possessed of political clout, skilfull 能人
        • vt(+V[0])be able to perform a contexually determinate action or achieve a contextually determinate quality
        • vt[+V[0]]be capable and competent; be able to act, be in a position to act
        • vt+V[0]have the capacity to VERB properly, be constitutionally able to VERB; be physically capable of, be actually able to
        • vt+V[0]passivebe competently mastered
        • vt+V[0]subj=nonhuman(of non-human/inanimate subjects) be able to V
        • vt+V[0]temporarybe (temporarily) able to
        • vtoNbe capable of N 何能"what is he capable of" 能之
        • vtoNputativeconsider as capable
        • vtoNabshow a capacity for; be capable of Nab-ing
        • vt(oN)be capable of the contextually determinate thing
        • v[adN]N=humanmen who have qualifications/abilities
        • ACHIEVE
          • vt+V(0)passivebe achieved LY
          “exercise talent”
        • AGENT
          • LEARN
              “begin to be able”
            • TALENT
                • INTIMATE
                    “be able to get on with> be on good terms with
                    • NOURISH: “be on good terms so as to care for/tend to”
                • ENDURE
                  • vtoNbe able to tolerate, be able to sustain, be able to live in SUWEN能冬不能夏; HANSHU 中國之人不能其水土也
                  • vt+V[0]be willing to V, accept V-ing
                  “be able to live with”
                • EXCELLENT
                  • v[adN]nonreferentialthe capable, the mighty, 尊賢使能
                  • vt+V[0]have a good ability to (close to 善 "excel at" in meaning)
                  • vtoNhave a good capacity for dealing with
                  • vt[+V[0]]be capable, have excellent talents
                  • vadNcapable, competent
                  • POWER
                    • nabdispositionpower
              • POSSIBLE
                • vt+V[0]{PASS}can possibly come to be V-ed
                • BUT
                    “but still possibly”
                • SHOULD