使 shǐ to make / to cause
话题 topic: 通讯
Gǎigé kāifàng shǐ zōnghé guólì dàdà zēng qiáng.
Reform and opening have led to the a great increase in the total power of the nation.
Xiàng zhě shǐ rǔ gǒu bái ér wǎng, hēi ér lái, qǐ néng wú guài zāi.
Turning to face him caused the dog to go away from him with white and towards him with black. How could you not blame it?
Source: 列子 Lie Zi (5th Century BCE)
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