AGREE TO  答應

ASSENT that one is WILLING to ACT as someone OTHER:else REQUESTS one to ACT.
WORDWORD (OF HONOR)ASSURANCEPLEDGEVOWGUARANTEEOATHBONDUNDERTAKINGAGREEMENTCOMMITMENTCONTRACT COVENANTPROMISEGIVE ONE'S WORDSWEARPLEDGEVOWUNDERTAKEGUARANTEECONTRACTENGAGEGIVE AN ASSURANCECOMMIT ONESELF
Taxonoymy

ACCEPTRECONCILIATIONYESTREATY

Antonymy

REFUSE

See also

OBEYPERMITWILL

Kind Of

ASSENT

Old Chinese Criteria

[ASCENDING/HORIZONTAL/DESCENDING]

[EXPLICIT/IMPLICIT]

[FORMAL/INFORMAL]

[MENTAL/PRACTICAL]

[REACTIVE/SPONTANEOUS]

1. Nuò 諾 (ant. yǐ 已 "be unwilling") expresses a general agreement to do what is asked of one, and this is the most common word which can be used both by superiors and by inferiors when expressing agreement.

[EXPLICIT], [FORMAL], [REACTIVE]

2. Wéi 唯 (ant. fǒu 否 "refuse") expresses an unquestioning agreement directed at superiors to do what is asked of one.concerning a major undertaking by means of a mutual promise.

[ASCENDING], [EXPLICIT], [FORMAL], [REACTIVE]

3. Qī 期 refers to the entering into a typically non-hierarchical agreement concerning any form of common action by means of a mutual promise.

[EXPLICIT], [HORIZONTAL], [INFORMAL], [SPONTANEOUS]

4. Yuē 約 refers to the entering into a voluntary binding agreement of any kind between equals.

[EXPLICIT], [FORMAL], [HORIZONTAL], [SPONTANEOUS]

5. Kěn 肯 (ant. jù (ér bù shòu) 拒(而不受 ) "refuse to accede to a request") refers to a willingness to do what one might refuse to do.

[IMPLICIT], [MENTAL]

6. Cóng 從 "do as one is told" (ant. cí 辭 "refuse") can refer to an agreement by a superior to do as is being suggested by an inferior rather than the obeying itself. See OBEY

[IMPLICIT], [PRACTICAL], [REACTIVE]

Modern Chinese Criteria

同意 is the current modern word for an agreement to do something, although the word can also refer more generally to assent.

首肯 refers to an agreement to act indicated by gesture.

認可 refers to approval and agreement with an action.

可以 refers to approval of an action in a literary way.

樂意 refers to enthusiastic agreement to do something.

可 (cl)

rough draft to BEGIN TO identify synonym group members for analysis, based on CL etc. 18.11.2003. CH /

GRACE ZHANG 2010 Using Chinese Synonyms 325

GRACE ZHANG 2010 Using Chinese Synonyms 347

GIRARD 1769 SYNONYMES FRANÇOIS, LEURS DIFFÉRENTES SIGNIFICATIONS, ET LE CHOIX QU'IL EN FAUT FAIRE Pour parler avec justesse 2.75:53

APPROBATION.AGREMENT.CONSENTEMENT.RATIFICATION.ADHESION

GIRARD 1769 SYNONYMES FRANÇOIS, LEURS DIFFÉRENTES SIGNIFICATIONS, ET LE CHOIX QU'IL EN FAUT FAIRE Pour parler avec justesse 1.195.154

CONSENTIR.AQUIESCER.ADHERER.TOMBER D'ACCORD

FRANKE 1989 Bibliographisches Handbuch zur Sprachinhaltsforschung. Teil II. Systematischer Teil. B. Ordnung nach Sinnbezirken (mit einem alphabetischen Begriffsschluessel): Der Mensch und seine Welt im Spiegel der Sprachforschung 55A

T.W.HARBSMEIER 2004 A New Dictionary of Classical Greek Synonyms no. 203

Attributions by syntactic funtion

  • vt[0](oN) : 88
  • vt+V[0] : 30
  • vt(oN) : 22
  • vtoN : 16
  • VPt(oN) : 14
  • VPt[0](oV) : 11
  • vt(+V[0]) : 8
  • nab : 7
  • vt(oN) : 2
  • vt(+V(0)) : 2
  • vt+prep+N : 2
  • VPt[oN] : 1
  • VPtoN : 1
  • vttoN.+V[0] : 1
  • vi.red : 1
  • vttoS.postvtoN : 1
  • vadN : 1
  • vtoS : 1

Attributions by text

  • 春秋左傳 : 33
  • 韓非子 : 27
  • 呂氏春秋 : 25
  • 管子 : 23
  • 戰國策 : 18
  • 史記 : 17
  • 禮記 : 10
  • 祖堂集 : 10
  • 賢愚經 : 9
  • 晏子春秋 : 9
  • 說苑 : 8
  • 春秋穀梁傳 : 5
  • 論語 : 4
  • 莊子 : 3
  • 孟子 : 2
  • 公孫龍子 : 1
  • 阮籍集四卷 : 1
  • 太平經 : 1
  • 百喻經 : 1
  • 毛詩 : 1
  • 五行 : 1

Words

   nuò OC: naaɡ MC: nɑk 110 Attributions

Nuò 諾 (ant. yǐ 已 "be unwilling") expresses a general agreement to do what is asked of one, and this is the most common word which can be used both by superiors and by inferiors when expressing agreement. [EXPLICIT], [FORMAL], [REACTIVE]

  • nabactsaying: yes! (reduplicated) rare
  • vt(oN)agree to do the contextually determinate thing, say yes 唯而不諾
  • vt[0](oN)(Said by superior) [I hereby] approve [this]. All right! (Said by inferior) Yes!
  • vt+prep+Nexpress one's agreement with
  • vt.postvtoN{OBJ}agree with
  • vt(oN)take even the time to say yes
   kěn OC: khɯɯŋʔ MC: khəŋ 22 Attributions

Kěn 肯 (ant. jù (ér bù shòu) 拒(而不受) "refuse to accede to a request") refers to a willingness to do what one might refuse to do. [IMPLICIT], [MENTAL]

  • vt+V[0]to be willing (to do something one is asked or expected to do but which one has the possibility to refuse to do), be prepared to, agree to V
  • vtoNagree to, accept
  • vtoSagree to S; accept S
  • vt(+V(0))be willing to V
敬諾   jìng nuò OC: kreŋs naaɡ MC: kɣaŋ nɑk 18 Attributions
  • VPt(oN)agree politely to what has just been said
  • VPt[0](oV)[I] agree respectfully to what has just been said
   xǔ OC: hŋaʔ MC: hi̯ɤ 12 Attributions
  • vt(oN)agree to a contextually determinate request N
  • vt+V[0]agree to V
  • vtoNagree to (a request) 許之
   kě OC: khlaalʔ MC: khɑ 8 Attributions
  • vtoNagree to something proposed
  • vt(+V[0])agree to do the contextually determinate thing
   yuē OC: qplewɡ MC: ʔi̯ɐk 8 Attributions

Yuē 約 refers to the entering into a voluntary binding agreement of any kind between equals. [EXPLICIT], [FORMAL], [HORIZONTAL], [SPONTANEOUS]

  • nabactagreement
  • vt+prep+Nestablish cooperation with
  • vt+V[0]make an agreement to V
  • vtoNfrom late Warring States times onwards: undertake as a promise on; enter an agreement on; enter into (a contract 盟)
  • vtoNcausativecause someone to enter into agreement or cooperation
  • vttoN.+V[0]agree with N to V
  • vttoS.postvtoNagree (with someone) that S 與二子約...
   rǔ OC: njoɡ MC: ȵi̯ok 8 Attributions
  • vt+V[0]humiliate oneself by V-ing; condescend to V-ing; demean oneself by V-ing
  • nabactkind agreement to do a favour
   qī OC: ɡɯ MC: gɨ 6 Attributions

Qī 期refers to the entering into a typically non-hierarchical agreement concerning any form of common action by means of a mutual promise. [EXPLICIT], [HORIZONTAL], [INFORMAL], [SPONTANEOUS]

  • vadNagreed upon (date)
  • vt(+V[0])agree to V, mostly negated: without previously agreement to V, i.e. as vt(+V1.)+V2
  • vtoNagree on (a date and a place), MC 約好German: verabreden
應喏    OC:  MC:  5 Attributions

yìng nuò

  • VPt(oN)agree to, respond to
    OC:  MC:  3 Attributions
  • vt+V[0]condescend to
   cóng OC: dzoŋ MC: dzi̯oŋ 3 Attributions

Cóng 從 "do as one is told" (ant. cí 辭 "refuse") can refer to an agreement by a superior to do as is being suggested by an inferior rather than the obeying itself. See OBEY [IMPLICIT], [PRACTICAL], [REACTIVE]

  • vt(+V[0])agree to do (what one is advised to do)
  • vtoNagree to do as one is told (close to "obey", but also applies to superiors)
   wěi OC: k-lulʔ MC: ji 2 Attributions

Wěi 唯(ant. fǒu 否 "refuse") expresses an unquestioning agreement directed at superiors to do what is asked of one.concerning a major undertaking by means of a mutual promise. [ASCENDING], [EXPLICIT], [FORMAL], [REACTIVE]

  • nabactthe agreeing 唯止
  • vi.redYes!
  • vt[0](oN)exclamatoryYes!, indeed!; (agreeing immediately and unquestioningly to an opinion expressed or an order given) (compare 唯而不諾)
唯唯   wěi wěi OC: k-lulʔ k-lulʔ MC: ji ji 2 Attributions
  • VPt(oN)express one's officious agreement
聽隨   tīng suí OC: theeŋ sɢlol MC: theŋ ziɛ 1 Attribution
  • VPtoNagree to (a price etc)
唯諾   wéi nuò MC: ywij nak OC: k-lul naaɡ 1 Attribution
  • VPt[oN]agree promptly to do whatever one is asked to do
   yāo OC: qew MC: ʔiɛu 0 Attributions
  • nabactagreement
  • vpost-.VtoN:adVagree (with someone) to V

Existing SW for

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