Taxonomy of meanings for 遂:

  • suì (OC: sɢluds MC: zʷi) 徐醉切 去 廣韻:【達也進也成也安也止也往也從志也又州名又姓岀姓苑徐醉切二十四 】
    • ACHIEVE
      • nabactsuccess
      • vadNachieved, finished properly
      • vt[oN]achieve [one's aims]> thrive
      • vtoNgo through with something, bring something to completion; bring something to perfection; succeed; accomplish; achieve in the end, achieve eventually; realise
      • vtoNpassivebe achieved; be accomplished 可遂
      • vibe fully accomplished; have fully realised one's purpose
      • specific: by lucky circumstance>LUCK
        • viprocess
      • higher level>PROGRESS
        • vimake progress
        • vtoNcausativecause to make progress, further the cause of
        • causative>PROMOTE
          • vtoNpromote; recommend
        • result>FLOURISH
          • viprocesssuceed> flourish, thrive
    • concrete>REACH
      • vt(oN)reach 何往而不遂 "Where does he set out for and does not arrive at"
      • vt+prep+Nreach out to
      • conative>PURSUE
        • vt(oN)pursue
      • abstractL same standard>CONFORM
        • vtoNfollow and act in accordance with, comply with
        • vt(oN)go along with the wishes of
        • vt+prep+Nadapt to
      • as traveller>ARRIVE
        • vt(oN)actarrive successfully
        • means>WAY
          • npassage, path
          • water>CANAL
            • nstandard drainage canal between fields, larger than kuài 澮
      • grammaticalised>THEREUPON
        • padS1.post-S2after direct speech: With this... Having said this... (also more generally: Thereupon, Then in the end
        • padV.postN{SUBJ}:post-SN thereupon V-ed
        • logical>THEN
          • nabautonymthe word 遂 "then"
          • padV.post-Sso in the end, then in the end, and in the end; then (as things turned out)
          • padV.postN{SUBJ}in the end
        • adverbial: as it happened>REALITY
          • vadVin the event 上遂不納 "the Emperor in the end did not accept it".
          • vadVin practice
          • vadS1.post-S2and in the end; and as it happened
    • =zhuì 墜FALL