使 shǐ

  1. shǐ verb to make / to cause
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 让; in literary Chinese, 使 can act as a transitive verb with two objects in a pivot construction. The first object is a noun and the second object is a verb phrase. The pattern is A 使 B C, where A is the subject, B is a noun, and C is a verb phrase (Guoyu '使' v 2; Pulleyblank 1995, pp. 40-41; Unihan '使'; XHZD '使' 3)
  2. shǐ verb to make use of for labor
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 役使 (Guoyu '使' v 3)
  3. shǐ verb to indulge
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 放纵 (Guoyu '使' v 6)
  4. shǐ noun an emissary / an envoy / an ambassador
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In this sense 使 is similar in meaning to 使者 (Guoyu '使' n; Unihan '使'; XHZD '使' 5)
  5. shǐ verb to be sent on a diplomatic mission
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 出使 (Guoyu '使' v 7)
  6. shǐ verb to dispatch
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 派 or 派遣 (Guoyu '使' v 1; Unihan '使'; XHZD '使' 2)
  7. shǐ conjunction if
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In this sense 使 is similar in meaning to 假如 to 如果 (Guoyu '使' conj; XHZD '使' 4)
  8. shǐ verb to use
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 用 (Guoyu '使' v 5; XHZD '使' 1)
  9. shǐ verb to be able to
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 可, as in 使不得 (Guoyu '使' v 4)

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  • 伯使 (伯使) 鄭伯使宛來歸祊 — The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》, 隱公 Lord Yin — count: 8
  • 天王使 (天王使) 天王使宰咺來歸惠公仲子之賵 — The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》, 隱公 Lord Yin — count: 8
  • 子使 (子使) 邾子使私於公子豫 — The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》, 隱公 Lord Yin — count: 5
  • 侯使 (侯使) 齊侯使其弟年來聘 — The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》, 隱公 Lord Yin — count: 4
  • 人使 (人使) 衛人使右宰醜涖殺州吁于濮 — The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》, 隱公 Lord Yin — count: 4
  • 使宰 (使宰) 天王使宰咺來歸惠公仲子之賵 — The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》, 隱公 Lord Yin — count: 3
  • 使家父 (使家父) 天王使家父來聘 — The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》, 桓公 Lord Huan — count: 3
  • 使䓕 (使薳) 使薳章求成焉 — The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》, 桓公 Lord Huan — count: 3
  • 使其弟 (使其弟) 齊侯使其弟年來聘 — The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》, 隱公 Lord Yin — count: 3
  • 使谓 (使謂) 使謂楚文王曰 — The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》, 莊公 Lord Zhang — count: 2