Meaning of 催

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Pinyin: cuī
English Definition: to urge; to press; to prompt; to rush sb; to hasten sth; to expedite
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 13; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (person) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ rén ] man, person; people
    • [ cuī ] high, lofty, towering; surname
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Example Words
催促 cuī to urge
催生 cuī shēng to induce labor; to expedite childbirth
催化剂 cuī huà catalyst
催化 cuī huà catalysis; to catalyze (a reaction)
催眠 cuī mián hypnosis
More: 催* | *催 | *催*
Example Sentences
Maybe I remember the lullaby.
His speech was inspiring and encouraging.
Economic growth and RMB appreciation mutually catalyze each other.
The author tells a heart-wrenching love story with concise language and vivid storytelling.