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    lìng     to make / to cause to be / to lead

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Grammar: Verb
Notes: In this sense 令 is synonymous with 使 or 让. In Literary Chinese 令 can be used as a transitory verb with two arguments in a pivot construction. This has the pattern A 令 B C, where A leads B to do C (Pulleyblank 1995, pp. 40-41).
Parent concept: 行为 (Actions)
Topic: Modern Chinese

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