Meaning of 诘

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(Trad.: 詰)
Pinyin: jié
English Definition: to investigate; to restrain; to scold
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (speech) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ yán ] words, speech; to speak, to say
    • [ ] lucky, propitious, good
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Example Words
诘问 jié wèn to ask questions; to interrogate
反诘 fǎn jié to ask (a question) in reply; to answer a question with a question; rhetorical question
盘诘 pán jié to cross-examine (law)
反诘问 fǎn jié wèn to cross-examine
反口相诘 fǎn kǒu xiāng jié to counter with a question (idiom)
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Example Sentences
"You learn the federal issues and then the state issues, the reporters you like and the ones you don' t, " she said, with a sly smile.
I also have some knowledge of French and can undertake translation from the language.
AM: How do you think your father would feel about all these scholars and students, all these people sitting around in a dark room all day discussing and debating his philosophies?
The professor smiles sagely at the underling.
Free from campaignpressures, Paul said he welcomes the scrutiny.