Meaning of 使

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Pinyin: shǐ
English Definition: to make; to cause; to enable; to use; to employ; to send; to instruct sb to do sth; envoy; messenger
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Ideographic: A person working for the government
Character Formation:
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    • [ rén ] man, person; people
    • [ ] government official, magistrate
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Example Words:
使用 [ shǐ yòng ]: to use; to employ; to apply; to make use of
即使 [ shǐ ]: even if; even though
大使馆 [ shǐ guǎn ]: embassy; Classifiers:
促使 [ shǐ ]: to induce; to promote; to urge; to impel; to bring about; to provoke; to drive (sb to do sth); to catalyze; to actuate; to contribute to (some development)
使劲儿 [ shǐ jìn r ]: erhua variant of 使劲
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