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使     shǐ     to make / to cause

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Grammar: Verb
Notes: 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 (Pulleyblank 1995, pp. 40-41).
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